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Cristiano Ronaldo scored to steer Portugal to a Four-Zero win over Israel in its closing warm-up match earlier than defending its European Championship title.
Ronaldo scored within the 44th minute to take his worldwide tally to 104 objectives. He’ll enter Euro 2020 5 objectives away from tying the all-time scoring report for a males’s nationwide crew. The report is held by former Iran striker Ali Daei, the one different male soccer participant to surpass the 100-goal milestone.
Bruno Fernandes and João Cancelo additionally scored for Portugal, which was coming off a Zero-Zero draw at Spain in its first warm-up match final week.
Ronaldo missed a couple of good probabilities earlier than lastly discovering the online with a left-footed shot from inside the world on the José Alvalade Stadium. His purpose got here two minutes after Fernandes had opened the scoring with a low shot from close to the penalty spot after a cross by Cancelo, who added to the lead with a pleasant low strike into the nook within the 86th.
Fernandes scored his second purpose by hitting the highest nook with a shot from exterior the world in stoppage time.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos began with Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota enjoying alongside Ronaldo, who was substituted within the 72nd. João Félix was not included within the match squad. Pepe and Rúben Dias led the protection.
Portugal will play Euro 2020 in a tough Group F that additionally contains Germany, France and Hungary. It’s going to open towards Hungary on Tuesday in Budapest. It then faces Germany on June 19 and France on June 23.
Portugal gained its first European title by beating host France within the closing at Euro 2016.