Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Roberto Martinez’s relentless Portugal thrashed Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 on Monday in Euro 2024 qualifying. Portugal, who booked their place on the event in Germany subsequent summer season with a win over Slovakia final Friday, continued their very good type below the Spanish coach with their eighth victory in eight video games since he arrived. Ronaldo netted his 126th and 127th Portugal targets, additional extending his file as the highest all-time males’s worldwide goalscorer.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes added the third earlier than Barcelona duo Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix joined within the enjoyable, all earlier than half-time.
Bosnia, led by veteran target-man Edin Dzeko, languish fifth and may not progress from the group, after Slovakia beat Luxembourg 1-0.
Bosnia have two video games remaining and are seven factors behind second-placed Slovakia in Group J, with Portugal the runaway leaders.
Martinez’s aspect have scored 32 targets and solely conceded twice, racking up all 24 factors attainable to this point.
Al-Nassr striker Ronaldo, 38, opened the scoring from the penalty spot and dinked house his second with a neat end, however was changed by Martinez after 65 minutes, whereas nonetheless in quest of his hat-trick.
The previous Actual Madrid ahead was additionally confronted by a pitch invader shortly earlier than half-time, however stewards swiftly intervened.
Fernandes and Cancelo completed with chic accuracy and energy because the hosts’ defence crumbled miserably, whereas Felix stroked within the fifth.
Bosnia tightened up within the second half but it surely was far too little, far too late.