Ronaldo's Portugal blew away the hosts of the World Cup
Ronaldo's Portugal blew away the hosts of the World Cup

Ronaldo’s Portugal blew away the hosts of the World Cup

Portugal will face Luxembourg in the World Cup qualifier next Wednesday. Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team defeated Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup, 3-0 in an international friendly match.

Returning to the national team after two matches, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored his 112th goal in international football. Portugal did not find Qatar at home on Sunday night.

They had possession of the ball for more than 60 percent of the entire match. They made at least 26 shots for the goal. Of which 10 were along the target. And success matched three times. On the other hand, Qatar managed to score only one shot in the entire match.

Ronaldo's Portugal blew away the hosts of the World Cup
LISBON, PORTUGAL – JUNE 9: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Juventus in action during the International Friendly match between Portugal and Israel at Estadio Jose Alvalade on June 9, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)Portugal coach Fernando Santos made the XI against Qatar with ten changes in last month’s 3-0 win over Azerbaijan. Andre Silva, who played the previous match, was just in the team. However, the Portuguese had no trouble winning. Andre Silvia scored the last goal of the match.

Despite repeated attacks, when the goal did not match, it seemed that the first half would be cut goalless. Ronaldo did not let that happen. In the 36th minute of the match, he easily found the address of the net from the front of the six-yard box. This is his 112th goal in international football. However, two minutes before the easy opportunity Ronaldo missed.

Jose Fonte doubled the lead in just three minutes back in the second half. Andre Silva hit the last nail in the coffin of Qatar in the very last minute of the allotted time.