Somali Magazine September 12, 2023-Portugal crushed Luxembourg 9-0 in a UEFA EURO 2024 qualification group encounter on Monday, securing a record victory.
Portuguese players Goncalo Inacio, Goncalo Ramos, and Diogo Jota each scored twice in a Group J game against Luxembourg at Portugal’s Estadio Algarve in Faro-Loule.
Portugal’s biggest-ever victory was aided by goals from Ricardo Horta, Bruno Fernandes, and Joao Felix.
Portugal leads Group J with 18 points after winning all six of their matches. They scored 24 goals while allowing none.
econd-place Slovakia now has 13 points after a 3-0 victory over Liechtenstein in Bratislava.
Portugal will host Slovakia in Porto in the following match on October 13.
Luxembourg, which suffered a severe defeat on Monday evening, is in third place with 10 points and will seek for a mistake by Slovakia in the next matchdays, but must first defeat Iceland.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland each have six points and are vying for the top two slots in the group.
Liechtenstein finished last in their group after losing all six of their matches.
Croatia top Group D with Armenia win
Andrej Kramaric scored the game-winning goal in the first half as Croatia defeated Armenia 1-0 in Yerevan to take the lead in Group D, which had previously been led by Turkey.
Croatia and Turkey are tied for first place in the group with 10 points apiece.
Croatia has a game on their hands.
On October 12, Turkey will travel to Croatia to play in Osijek. Croatia defeated Türkiye 2-0 in the first encounter in the western Turkish region of Bursa, led by Luka Modric.
Armenia and Wales lead the group with seven points each. Latvia has no points after losing five games.
Armenia – Croatia: 0-1
Latvia – Wales: 0-2
Iceland – Bosnia Herzegovina: 1-0
Portugal – Luxembourg: 9-0
Slovakia – Liechtenstein: 3-0