Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes after the former set up the latter against Turkey
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes after the former set up the latter against Turkey

Euro 2024: How Clinical Portugal disarmed Turkey in Dortmund

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Portugal produced a dominant display running away with a 3-0 victory over Turkey on Saturday in Dortmund.

Bernardo Silva shot Portugal into the lead, after good work by Rafael Leao, midway through the first half. The second goal turned out to be a gift from Turkey.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who had already thrown his arms into the air in frustration, after Joao Cancelo misread his run but under no pressure. Turkey’s Samet Akaydin attempted a pass back to Manchester United goalkeeper, Altay Bayindir, only to find the back of his own net.

It was painful for Vincenzo Montella’s Turkey, who were supported vociferously by the crowd in Dortmund and it got worse. Ronaldo ran clear early in the second half, unselfishly setting up Bruno Fernandes to stroke the ball home from close range.

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The result takes Roberto Martinez’s Portugal clear at the top of Group F with six points, from a possible six, avoiding a possible round of 16 meeting with favourites France. Turkey will play the Czech Republic in their final group game to decide their fate.

Although, Ronaldo, is still waiting for his first goal at Euro 2024, his assist to Fernandes, added to the records of the Al Nassr star.

That was his seventh assist in European Championship matches, the most of any player, since records began in 1968.

The Euro Championship continues today, with Germany taking on Switzerland in their last group match, as they seek to make it three wins in three matches.

The hosts have scored seven goals conceding only one in their two matches against Scotland and Hungary respectively.

In the second match today, already crashed out Hungary, will square up against Scotland, with only a point to show for two matches played.

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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