- Portugal vs Luxembourg qualifier ended in favour of the defending champions
- A goal each from Silva, Ronaldo and Guedes sealed the victory for the home team
- Cristiano is however one goal away from reaching a record 700th goal in his career
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the goals scorers as Portugal thrashed Luxembourg 3-0 in Euro 2020 qualifier at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
The 65th minute strike increased his tally to 699 goals after 972 matches in all competitions for club and country.
He could however hit the 700th mark when they battle Ukraine on Monday as they hope to seal their qualification to the European championship next year.
Portugal are the defending champions after winning the last edition in France four years back - beating Les Blues in the final.
Manchester City winger Bernando Silva opened scoring for Fernando Santos' side after just 16 minutes of action.
The 25-year-old benefited from a lose ball from Luxembourg's keeper to fire a low shot from close range into the net. And that was the only goal they got in the first half of the meeting.
Ronaldo then stepped up his game in the 65th minute to double his side's lead through a superb finish having intercepted a pass from the opponent and looped the ball beyond the keeper's reach straight into the net.
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With one minute to wrap up the game, Goncalo Guedes made it three for the European Cup defending champions.
Portugal remain second on Group B table with 11 points after five matches and they will face table toppers Ukraine on Monday.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of achieving another important success in his career.
The Juventus forward needs two goals reach 700 career goals and could achieve that when his side face Luxembourg and Ukraine in this month's Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are regarded as the best footballers in the past ten years and the Portuguese will want to get 700 career goals before his greatest rival.
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