Cristiano Ronaldo scored a world record-extending 128th international goal for Portugal as they beat minnows Liechtenstein in Euro 2024 qualifying.
The hosts kept Portugal, who have already booked their place in Germany, at bay in the first half in Vaduz. But Al-Nassr’s Ronaldo, 38, hit the post and then smashed home from Diogo Jota’s through ball in the first minute of the second period.
Joao Cancelo curled in their second and Goncalo Ramos had an effort disallowed. With their spot for the finals already secured, Portugal are on top of their group on 27 points, eight ahead of second-placed Slovakia. Liechtenstein are bottom with no points after nine games.
Elsewhere in Group J, Slovakia booked their place at Euro 2024 – in second place behind Portugal – with a 4-2 win over Iceland. Luxembourg – who will be in next year’s play-offs – beat Savo Milosevic’s Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-1.