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Benfica came from behind to defeat Sporting 2-1 in the 11th round of the Liga Portugal on Sunday, November 12, 2023. The win extended Benfica's unbeaten streak to 10 matches in all competitions.

Sporting Take the Lead

Sporting took the lead in the 42nd minute through Edwards. The Swedish striker finished off a counter-attacking move to put the visitors ahead.

Benfica Equalize

Benfica equalized in the 78th minute through João Neves. The midfielder scored from a free-kick to level the score.

Benfica Win in the Second Half

Benfica won the match in the 96th minute through Tengstedt. The Norwegian striker scored from a close-range finish to give Benfica all three points.

Key Plays

42nd minute: Edwards scores to give Sporting the lead.
78th minute: João Neves equalizes for Benfica from a free-kick.
96th minute: Tengstedt scores the winning goal for Benfica.

Game Analysis

Benfica were the better team in the second half. They created numerous chances and deserved to win the match. Sporting defended well in the first half, but they were eventually undone by Benfica's attacking pressure.

Overall, it was a hard-fought victory for Benfica. They extended their unbeaten streak to 10 matches in all competitions and moved to the top of the Liga Portugal table.

Conclusion

Benfica came from behind to defeat Sporting 2-1 and extend their unbeaten streak to 10 matches in all competitions. The win moved Benfica to the top of the Liga Portugal table.

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Portugal thrashed Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 in their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon on Tuesday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, and Bruno Fernandes also scored for Portugal.

Portugal took the lead in the 10th minute through Ronaldo, who converted a penalty after Bernardo Silva had been fouled in the box.

Portugal doubled their lead in the 20th minute through Silva, who finished off a flowing move involving Ronaldo and Jota.

Portugal tripled their lead in the 30th minute through Jota, who headed home a cross from Fernandes.

Portugal scored their fourth goal in the 40th minute through Fernandes, who finished off a pass from Ronaldo.

Portugal scored their fifth goal in the 50th minute through Ronaldo, who tapped home a pass from Silva.

Highlights

10th minute: Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the penalty spot to give Portugal the lead.
20th minute: Bernardo Silva doubles Portugal's lead with a fine finish.
30th minute: Diogo Jota heads home to make it 3-0 to Portugal.
40th minute: Bruno Fernandes finishes off a Ronaldo pass to make it 4-0 to Portugal.
50th minute: Ronaldo taps home a Silva pass to complete the rout.

Analysis

Portugal were the better team in this game and deserved their victory. They created a number of chances and were defensively solid.

Bosnia and Herzegovina had a few chances to score, but they were unable to beat Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patrício.

Conclusion

Portugal defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 to maintain their perfect start to their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered their first defeat of the campaign, but they are still in a good position to qualify for the tournament.

Ronaldo's Brace

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in Portugal's victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Manchester United forward converted a penalty in the 10th minute and tapped home a pass from Bernardo Silva in the 50th minute.

It was Ronaldo's first brace for Portugal since he scored two goals against Hungary in September 2021.

Portugal's Perfect Start

Portugal have now won their first four matches in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. They are top of Group B on 12 points, with Bosnia and Herzegovina in second place on six points.

Portugal will be looking to continue their winning run when they face Luxembourg on Sunday.

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Portugal defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 in their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on Thursday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute with a header from a Bruno Fernandes cross.

Portugal had a number of chances to score in the second half, but they were unable to find the back of the net. Bosnia and Herzegovina had a few chances to equalize, but they were unable to beat Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patrício.

Portugal controlled the rest of the game and created a number of chances to add to their lead, but they were unable to score any more goals.

Highlights

41st minute: Cristiano Ronaldo scores the only goal of the game with a header from a Bruno Fernandes cross.

Analysis

Portugal were the better team in this game and deserved their victory. They created a number of chances and were defensively solid.

Bosnia and Herzegovina had a few chances to equalize, but they were unable to beat Rui Patrício.

Conclusion

Portugal defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 to maintain their perfect start to their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered their first defeat of the campaign, but they are still in a good position to qualify for the tournament.

Ronaldo's Goal Seals Victory

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the 41st minute sealed victory for Portugal. The Manchester United forward headed home a Bruno Fernandes cross to give Portugal a 1-0 lead.

It was Ronaldo's 126th goal for Portugal, and it moved him closer to the all-time international goalscoring record held by Ali Daei (109 goals).

Portugal's Perfect Start

Portugal have now won their first three matches in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. They are top of Group B on nine points, with Bosnia and Herzegovina in second place on six points.

Portugal will be looking to continue their winning run when they face Luxembourg on Sunday.

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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.