World Cup Qualifying - European - Group A
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Luxembourg 1-3 Portugal: Diogo Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo rescue European champions

Diogo Jota rises to head in for Portugal
Jota has scored three goals in two games for Portugal during this international break

Diogo Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to help spare Portugal's blushes and deny Luxembourg another major World Cup 2022 qualifying win.

Luxembourg beat Republic of Ireland on Saturday and led the European champions through Gerson Rodrigues' header.

But Liverpool forward Jota headed home in the final attack of the first half.

Ronaldo tapped in early in the second half to turn the tide in Portugal's favour, with Joao Palhinha glancing in a header to seal the win.

Before that Jota had gone close with a header that hit the bar, while Ronaldo could have had a second goal himself, but failed twice to beat home goalkeeper Anthony Moris after running clear of the defence.

What at one stage looked to be a night of such promise for Luxembourg ended with them reduced to 10 men as Maxime Chanot was shown a second yellow for a foul on Renato Sanches.

The win takes Portugal to seven points in qualifying Group A, level with Serbia, with whom they controversially drew 2-2 at the weekend.

Line-ups

Luxembourg

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Moris
  • 18Jans
  • 2ChanotBooked at 86mins
  • 7Gerson
  • 17PintoSubstituted forMartins da Graçaat 66'minutes
  • 11ThillSubstituted forDevilleat 58'minutes
  • 8Martins PereiraSubstituted forSkenderovicat 87'minutes
  • 16Barreiro Martins
  • 15ThillSubstituted forThillat 58'minutes
  • 10Rodrigues
  • 9SinaniSubstituted forMuratovicat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mahmutovic
  • 5Bohnert
  • 6Rupil
  • 12Schon
  • 13Dzogovic
  • 14Deville
  • 19Skenderovic
  • 20Muratovic
  • 21Thill
  • 22Martins da Graça
  • 23Fox

Portugal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Lopes
  • 20Cancelo
  • 6José Fonte
  • 4Rúben DiasBooked at 70mins
  • 5Nuno Mendes
  • 18NevesSubstituted forOliveiraat 89'minutes
  • 16Renato SanchesBooked at 83mins
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forJoão Palhinhaat 68'minutes
  • 23João FélixSubstituted forNetoat 41'minutes
  • 17JotaBooked at 38minsSubstituted forFerreira Silvaat 68'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1
  • 2Novo Neto
  • 3Coutinho Meneses Duarte
  • 9André Silva
  • 11João Palhinha
  • 14Oliveira
  • 15Ferreira Silva
  • 19Neto
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Dantas da Silva
Referee:
Sergei Ivanov

Match Stats

Home TeamLuxembourgAway TeamPortugal
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away11
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luxembourg 1, Portugal 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luxembourg 1, Portugal 3.

  3. Post update

    José Fonte (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Edvin Muratovic (Luxembourg).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Sérgio Oliveira replaces Rúben Neves.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Luxembourg. Edvin Muratovic replaces Danel Sinani.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Luxembourg. Aldin Skenderovic replaces Christopher Martins Pereira.

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Maxime Chanot (Luxembourg) for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Renato Sanches (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Maxime Chanot (Luxembourg).

  11. Booking

    Renato Sanches (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Renato Sanches (Portugal).

  13. Post update

    Danel Sinani (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Luxembourg 1, Portugal 3. João Palhinha (Portugal) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Pedro Neto with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Maxime Chanot.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Portugal. Rafa tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

  20. Post update

    Lars Gerson (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal32106337
2Serbia32107527
3Luxembourg210123-13
4R. of Ireland200224-20
5Azerbaijan200213-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden22004046
2Spain21103214
3Greece10101101
4Georgia200213-20
5Kosovo100103-30

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy22004046
2Switzerland22004136
3Lithuania100101-10
4Northern Ireland100102-20
5Bulgaria200215-40

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France21103124
2Finland20203302
3Ukraine20202202
4Bos-Herze10102201
5Kazakhstan100102-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium3210122107
2Czech Rep31117434
3Wales210123-13
4Belarus2101410-63
5Estonia2002410-60

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark2200100106
2Austria21105324
3Scotland20203302
4Faroe Islands201124-21
5Israel201113-21
6Moldova201119-81

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey321010557
2Netherlands320111476
3Montenegro32016336
4Norway32014316
5Latvia301247-31
6Gibraltar3003114-130

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia32014136
2Football Union of Russia32016426
3Slovakia31204315
4Cyprus31111104
5Slovenia310223-13
6Malta301238-51

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England22007076
2Poland21106334
3Hungary21106334
4Albania210112-13
5Andorra200204-40
6San Marino200208-80

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany22004046
2Armenia22003036
3North Macedonia21017343
4Romania21013303
5Iceland200205-50
6Liechtenstein200206-60
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