Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo slammed Luxembourg's pitch as a "potato field" and also said he had not been fully fit in recent matches after the European champions won 2-0 on Sunday to qualify for Euro 2020.
Ronaldo scored his 99th Portugal goal late in the game, having notched a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over Lithuania three days earlier, but it was far from a vintage performance on a pitch full of divots at the Josy Barthel stadium.
"It's difficult to play on these pitches -- it was a...
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Cristiano Ronaldo entered Sunday's European qualifier with Luxembourg needing two international goals to reach 100 with Portugal. While the prolific forward ultimately failed to hit his international century mark...
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th international goal as the defending champions edged past Luxembourg 2-0 in difficult conditions away from home on Sunday to qualify for Euro 2020.
Bruno Fernandes broke the deadlock in the 39th minute and Ronaldo wrapped it up with four minutes left to ensure that Portugal finished second in Group B with 17 points, three ahead of Serbia who drew 2-2 with Ukraine.
Diogo Jota's shot appeared to be going in any way but Ronaldo prodded it over to...