Ronaldo Spearheads Portugal to Euro 2024 Qualification 🇵🇹⚽️

October 13, 2023, DPA (c)

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal’s legendary forward, has once again made headlines by leading his national side to officially seal their berth for the Euro 2024, following a pulsating 3-2 victory against Slovakia on Friday, during their tenth group qualifying match.

Decisive Moments from the Match 🥅

Gonzalo Ramos kicked things off by netting the first goal in the 18th minute, but it was Ronaldo who stole the spotlight, scoring twice – first from the penalty spot in the 29th minute and then striking again in the 72nd minute. In response, Slovakia’s efforts saw goals from David Hancko (69) and Stanislav Lobotka (80).

Amid these developments, Portugal now boasts an impressive tally of 21 points, clinching the top spot. Slovakia, on the other hand, holds onto their second position with 13 points.

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Other Group Matches Highlights ⚽️

In another fixture, Bosnia and Herzegovina comfortably defeated Liechtenstein with a 2-0 scoreline, thanks to goals from Ammar Rahmovic (13) and Miroslav Stefanovic (41). This win sees Bosnia elevate to fourth place with 9 points, while Liechtenstein remains rooted at the bottom.

Additionally, in a closely contested match, Iceland and Luxembourg settled for a 1-1 draw. Ori Oscarsson gave Iceland the lead in the 23rd minute, which was later equalized by Gerson Rodriguez for Luxembourg at the 46th minute. This outcome places Iceland in fifth with 7 points, and Luxembourg in third with 11 points.

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A Historical Night for Ronaldo 🌟

On this memorable night, Cristiano Ronaldo further solidified his iconic status by participating in his 200th match for the Portuguese national team during the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Slovakia.

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Before the game even started, the adoring Portuguese fans showcased their immense appreciation by unveiling a massive banner that read “CR 200”. In the same vein, the all-time top scorer in football was honored on the sidelines, receiving a special award marking his remarkable milestone.

To sweeten the occasion, Ronaldo managed to score two goals during his monumental 200th game, reaching a staggering 74 goals in 88 matches in the Euro and World Cup qualifiers spanning from 2004 to 2023, as per “Squawka” statistics. Furthermore, the prodigious “El Don” netted his 125th goal for Portugal, setting yet another record as the top scorer in national team history.

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