Portugal beats Iceland and ends qualifiers in historic fashion

Playing in Lisbon, Portugal won the Iceland by 2 a 0this Sunday (19), for the last round of group J of Euro 2024 qualifiers. The match was broadcast live on ESPN no Star+.

As a result, the team led by Roberto Martinez ends the UEFA qualifiers with an impeccable campaign.

Em 10 matches, were 10 victories, with 36 goals scored (average of 3.6 per game) only 2 suffered (average of 0.2 per game).

This is the 1st time in the entire history of the qualifiers, whether world Cup or Euro Cupthat the Portuguese complete the cycle with 100% of utilization.

On two other occasions (2002 and 2006 World Cup qualifiers), the red-greens also managed to finish undefeated, but without winning every game like now.

On the field, the Portuguese promoted a real crush on Iceland, ending the match with 23 submissions (against only 9 of the opponent).

The score was opened by the midfielder Bruno Fernandesat 37 of the 1st half, hitting hard from outside the area, into the “cheek” of the net.

A more than special goal for the point guard, as the match took place at the José Alvalade stadium, from Sportingthe club of which he is an idol.

In the complementary stage, the attacker Ricardo Horta took advantage of the goalkeeper’s rebound Vladimarsson and closed the score in the Portuguese capital.

The other direct qualifier from group J is Slovakiawho said goodbye to the qualifiers also this Sunday, with a comeback triumph over Bosnia.

Luxembourg and Bosnia will still have a chance of qualifying through the playoffs and Uefa Nations League.

Best moments

Group J classification

  1. Portugal: 30

  2. Slovakia: 22

  3. Luxembourg: 17

  4. Iceland: 10

  5. Bosnia Herzegovina: 9

  6. Liechtenstein: 0

The post first appeared on www.espn.com.br

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