Portugal routs Luxembourg 5-0 in friendly
Hugo Almeida scored a pair of goals as Portugal cruised to a 5-0
victory over Luxembourg in an international friendly on
Portugal had little trouble at the Algarve stadium as Helder
Postiga started the rout by converting Cristiano Ronaldo’s delivery
in the 26th minute.
Ronaldo, who only featured in the first half, doubled the
advantage just before the break before Real Madrid teammate Fabio
Coentrao made it 3-0 in the 47th with a header.
Almeida, who replaced Postiga after the break, then added his
brace by first netting a hard shot in the 59th before capping the
lopsided defeat in the 73rd by scoring from Nani’s pass from the
Portugal is top of Group H in 2012 European Championship
alongside Norway and Denmark with 10 points each. It’s next group
match is at Cyprus on Sept. 2.