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Portugal thrashed Luxembourg 9-0 in their Euro 2024 qualifiers on September 10, 2023, without Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad.

Portugal took the lead in the 10th minute through a goal from João Cancelo. They doubled their lead in the 21st minute through a goal from Bernardo Silva.

Portugal continued to dominate the game and scored four more goals in the second half. Gonçalo Guedes scored two goals, while Diogo Jota and Rafael Leão also got on the scoresheet.

Luxembourg had a few chances to score, but they were unable to do so.

With this victory, Portugal remain top of Group A in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Luxembourg, on the other hand, are in fourth place.

The performances

João Cancelo was the best player for Portugal. The right-back scored a goal and was a constant threat to the Luxembourg defense.

Bernardo Silva was also good. The midfielder scored a goal and was involved in several other attacking moves.

Gonçalo Guedes was the best player for Luxembourg. The winger scored two goals and was a constant threat to the Portuguese defense.

The impact of the victory

The victory for Portugal is a good result, as it keeps them top of the group and on track to qualify for the Euro 2024 tournament.

The defeat for Luxembourg is a setback, as it leaves them in fourth place in the group. Luxembourg will need to win their remaining matches to have any chance of qualifying for the Euro 2024 tournament.

Ronaldo's absence

Ronaldo was not in the Portugal squad for this match, as he was given a rest. However, Portugal showed that they can still be a very dangerous team without him.

Ronaldo is still Portugal's all-time leading scorer and one of the best players in the world. However, this result shows that Portugal have a strong squad that can compete at the highest level even without him.