AFP /PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA
The Portuguese national team won a wide victory over its Israeli guest (4-0) in the friendly match that brought them together today, Wednesday, as part of its preparations for the European Football Championship “Euro 2020”.
And Portuguese Bruno Fernandez opened the scoring for the hosts in the 42nd minute with a powerful shot from the ground creeping into the left corner. His fellow star Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the score in the last minute of the first half.
Right-back Joao Cancelo boosted Portugal’s lead by scoring the third goal, in the 86th minute, and then his colleague Bruno Fernandes returned and signed his second and fourth personal goal for his country, when the meeting was breathing his last.
Ronaldo, the “Madeira missile”, the captain of the Portugal national team and its historical scorer, reached his 104th goal in his country’s shirt, becoming only 5 goals away from the equation of the historical scorer for the national teams held by the retired Iranian striker Ali Daei.
It is noteworthy that the Portuguese national team will start the campaign to defend the title of the European Football Championship, postponed from last year, “Euro 2020”, against its Hungarian counterpart, on Tuesday, June 15, in the sixth “Death” group competitions, which also includes the German and French teams. 2016 European runner-up.