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Man Utd midfielder Bruno Fernandes shines in Portugal’s sensational 9-0 win

Bruno Fernandes orchestrated a masterclass as Portugal steamrolled Luxembourg 9-0 in their 2024 European Championship qualifier this evening.

They achieved this resounding victory without their suspended all-time international top goalscorer, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Under the guidance of manager Roberto Martinez, Portugal have been impeccable in their quest to qualify for Euro 2024.

They have won all six qualifying matches without conceding a goal while scoring 24.

Portugal have a five-point lead over Slovakia in Group J. Luxembourg are a further three points adrift.

Fernandes took centre stage and played a pivotal role in this emphatic win. 

After his crucial match-winning strike against Slovakia in the last game, bagged a goal and three assists to lead Portugal to a comprehensive win.

The scoring barrage for Portugal was headed by Goncalo Ramos, Diogo Jota and Goncalo Inacio, each of whom bagged a brace. Ricardo Horta and Joao Felix also contributed to the goal-fest.

The action kicked off in the 12th minute when Inacio opened the scoring with a sublime header from a Fernandes cross. 

Ramos doubled the lead five minutes later as they won the ball through Fernandes’ high pressing.

He continued his scoring spree in the 33rd minute with a clever finish, taking his tally to six goals in eight appearances for the national team. 

Jota nearly added to the lead with a shot that rattled the crossbar as Portugal’s dominance continued.

Inacio completed his brace with another header from a Fernandes cross just before half-time, while Jota netted early in the second half, capitalising on yet another assist from the Manchester United star.

Horta then scored from the edge of the box, and Jota struck his second to make it 7-0. Fernandes sealed his extraordinary performance with the eighth goal.

To cap off the night, substitute Joao Felix unleashed a stunning strike to secure Portugal’s new record-breaking victory of 9-0. 

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