Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores

Portugal 3-2 Slovakia: Cristiano Ronaldo double helps Portugal qualify for Euro 2024

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scoresCristiano Ronaldo has scored 125 goals in 202 matches for Portugal

Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal seal qualification to next summer’s European Championship with three games to spare as the hosts beat Slovakia in Group J in Porto.

After Goncalo Ramos’ opener Ronaldo scored a penalty before David Hancko pulled a goal back in the 69th minute.

Portugal captain Ronaldo quickly restored his side’s two-goal lead with his 125th international goal.

Stanislav Lobotka added a late second for Slovakia but Portugal held on.

It means the hosts have won all seven of their Group J qualifying fixtures and join France, Belgium and hosts Germany in securing their spot at Euro 2024.

Slovakia remain second in Group J, two points ahead of third-placed Luxembourg who they face on Monday.

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Line-ups

Portugal

Formation 4-1-3-2

22Diogo Costa20Cancelo3António Silva4Rúben Dias19Dalot6João Palhinha10Bernardo Silva8Bruno Fernandes17Rafael Leão7Cristiano Ronaldo9Gonçalo Ramos

  • 22Diogo Costa
  • 20Cancelo
  • 3António Silva
  • 4Rúben Dias
  • 19Dalot
  • 6João PalhinhaBooked at 75minsSubstituted forOtávioat 86’minutes
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forNevesat 86’minutes
  • 8Bruno FernandesBooked at 57mins
  • 17Rafael LeãoSubstituted forJoão Félixat 65’minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9Gonçalo RamosSubstituted forJotaat 87’minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 5Gonçalves Neves
  • 11João Félix
  • 12
  • 13Danilo
  • 14Inácio
  • 15Neto
  • 16Otávio
  • 18Neves
  • 21Jota
  • 23Vitinha
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Slovakia

Formation 4-3-3

1Dúbravka2Pekarík3Vavro14Skriniar16Hancko19Kucka22Lobotka8Duda18Schranz9Bozeník20Mak

  • 1Dúbravka
  • 2PekaríkBooked at 31minsSubstituted forTomicat 76’minutes
  • 3Vavro
  • 14Skriniar
  • 16Hancko
  • 19KuckaSubstituted forBénesat 45’minutes
  • 22Lobotka
  • 8DudaBooked at 61mins
  • 18SchranzSubstituted forDurisat 87’minutes
  • 9BozeníkSubstituted forPolievkaat 65’minutes
  • 20MakSubstituted forSuslovat 45’minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 4Tomic
  • 5Satka
  • 6Gyömbér
  • 7Suslov
  • 10Polievka
  • 11Bénes
  • 12Rodák
  • 13Hrosovsky
  • 15De Marco
  • 17Holly
  • 21Duris
  • 23Ravas

Referee:Anastasios SidiropoulosAttendance:46,601

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamSlovakiaPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome25Away9Shots on TargetHome12Away3CornersHome11Away2FoulsHome10Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 3, Slovakia 2.

  2. 90’+6′

    Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 3, Slovakia 2.

  3. 90’+5′

    Post update

    Attempt missed. Diogo Jota (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a through ball.

  4. 90’+4′

    Booking

    Norbert Gyömbér (Slovakia) is shown the yellow card.

  5. 90’+4′

    Booking

    Patrik Hrosovsky (Slovakia) is shown the yellow card.

  6. 90’+3′

    Post update

    João Cancelo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. 90’+3′

    Post update

    Foul by Stanislav Lobotka (Slovakia).

  8. 90’+1′

    Post update

    Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (Portugal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Cancelo.

  9. 90′

    Post update

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

  10. 90′

    Post update

    Attempt saved. João Félix (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a through ball.

  11. 89′

    Post update

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. 89′

    Post update

    Foul by László Bénes (Slovakia).

  13. 88′

    Post update

    Foul by Rúben Dias (Portugal).

  14. 88′

    Post update

    Michal Tomic (Slovakia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. 87′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Slovakia. Dávid Duris replaces Ivan Schranz.

  16. 87′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Diogo Jota replaces Gonçalo Ramos.

  17. 86′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Rúben Neves replaces Bernardo Silva.

  18. 86′

    Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Otávio replaces João Palhinha.

  19. 85′

    Booking

    Tomás Suslov (Slovakia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. 85′

    Post update

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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