Let’s go to Da Luz Stadium in Lisbon to see the Portugal vs Andorra player ratings of a new international friendly on Wednesday.
Estadio Da Luz in Lisbon opened its door to host an international friendly between Portugal and Andorra on Wednesday. This was the first time Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his national team after getting infected with Covid-19. Since then, the Juventus star went through a roller coaster that took him all the way back to where all the problems started. Manager Fernando Santos decided to leave him on the bench during the first half of a game that wasn’t vital for the Portugal national team.
However, he was obviously going to use Cristiano for the second half in order to grant him some minutes ahead of the Nations League matches this week. Players like Pedro Neto and Paulinho made their international debuts with fantastic news. Both players scored during the first half. The Sporting Braga striker donned the number 9 jersey and scored two goals worthy of his position. He got to connect with both crossings with perfect timing for a centre-forward. Neto scored his goal through a volley after finding a lost ball inside the box.
Ronaldo comes in to complete the victory.
Even though he wasn’t able to score goals when he got on the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo was still as dangerous as ever. Portugal’s chances tripled with the Juventus star on the pitch. He created the chance for Renato Sanches’ goal right after the second half started. Cristiano was also dangerous during Paulinho’s second goal by pulling two players to his position. However, he wasn’t going to leave without getting to score his goal.
During Portugal’s fifth, he nearly connected a perfect pass from Bernardo Silva but an Andorra player beat him to the punch and scored an own goal. Near that end of the match, Rui set Ronaldo up for a header and Portugal’s sixth goal. To seal a demolishing victory, Joao Felix scored the final goal to confirm the sweet moment he is going through. A fantastic result for the fiery upcoming Nations League match against France.
Portugal: Lopes (7), Rui (7), N. Semedo (7), W. Semedo (8), Moutinho (7), Duarte (7), Oliveira (7), Sanches (8), Paulinho (9), Trincao (8), Neto (7).
Bench: Ronaldo (9), Silva (7), Joao Felix (7), Carvalho (6), Jota (6), Pereira (6).
Andorra: Gomes (4), Rubio (5), Garcia (5), Rodrigues (6), Garcia (5), Rebes (6), Sanchez (5), Cervos (5), Vieira (5), Pujol (6), Martinez (5).
Bench: San Nicolas (6), Alavedra (5), Alaez (5), Martinez (5), Ludo (5), Moreno (5).
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