Portugal could have gone into the World Cup qualifier towards Azerbaijan with out Cristiano Ronaldo however they needn’t have nervous.
Manchester United’s latest signing left the worldwide facet following their victory over the Republic Of Eire final week with the intention to get ready for his eagerly-anticipated second debut for the Pink Devils which he hopes will come towards Newcastle United at Previous Trafford on Saturday.
Ronaldo educated with Man United on Tuesday afternoon and left his worldwide teammates to deal with Azerbaijan.
Fortunately for Portugal, that they had greater than sufficient high quality to beat the menace.
Fernando Santos’ facet secured a complete 3-Zero victory over Azerbaijan to strengthen their hopes of progressing from World Cup qualifying Group A.
It was Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva who opened the scoring for Portugal on 26 minutes after a beautiful ball from deep by Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes.
Andre Silva then doubled their lead simply 5 minutes later to place Portugal firmly in entrance, earlier than Liverpool ahead Diogo Jota wrapped up the win with 15 minutes to spare.
Jota loved a good begin to the season with Liverpool after scoring two objectives in his first two appearances this season after being most well-liked to Roberto Firmino by Jurgen Klopp.
The Brazilian reclaimed the beginning spot towards Chelsea final week, nonetheless after struggling an harm towards the Blues it implies that Jota might be afforded one other alternative as Liverpool tackle Leeds United this weekend.
After his goalscoring show towards Azerbaijan confidence will little doubt be excessive if his companies are referred to as upon.
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