Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brace in the opening half as Portugal delivered a commanding 5-0 triumph over Bosnia and Herzegovina during their UEFA Euro 2024 qualification clash. This victory further solidified Portugal’s unblemished run of eight wins in as many games, and it also marked one of the most crushing defeats ever suffered by the hosts.
In addition to Ronaldo’s double, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo, and Joao Felix each found the back of the net.
The match saw Cristiano Ronaldo playing a pivotal role in Portugal’s emphatic 5-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina, who experienced one of their most significant defeats to date. Portugal had already secured their spot in the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament in Germany after a 3-2 victory over Slovakia the previous Friday, with Ronaldo once again showcasing his goal-scoring prowess.
Despite their secure qualification, Roberto Martinez fielded a strong starting lineup for this Group J encounter, and his decision paid off with a remarkable five-goal first half.
The scoring spree commenced just five minutes into the match when Ronaldo converted a penalty after Adrian Leon Barisic was penalized for a handball following a shot by Felix. Ronaldo and Felix combined again, with a lengthy VAR review confirming Ronaldo’s second goal as onside, and then his former Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes joined in with a well-placed finish.