Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has continued his impressive goal-scoring form in Euro 2024 qualifying, netting two goals in his country’s 6-0 thrashing of Luxembourg. The footballing legend scored the opener after just nine minutes, running towards the corner flag and leaping into the air. Instead of his famous ‘Siuuu’ celebration, he changed the pose to his eyes being shut with his hands crossed on his chest. This is a second celebration that Ronaldo has only recently started to use, which is a tribute to how he acts when asleep.
Ronaldo has now scored four goals in Portugal’s first two qualification games for next year’s tournament. He has also netted 15 goals in his last eight European qualifiers for Portugal, who are already looking good to feature at Euro 2024. The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus forward made history in their opening match against Liechtenstein as he became the most capped player in international football history with his 197th Portugal appearance. He also became the first player to score at least 100 competitive international goals.
Ronaldo’s international form was not as impressive at the 2022 World Cup, where he only scored one goal for Portugal. However, the 38-year-old has rekindled his form in Euro 2024 qualifying. Portugal began their campaign with a thumping of Liechtenstein and continued their march towards Euro 2024 with their win over Luxembourg.
In addition to Ronaldo’s brace, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Otavio and Rafael Leao also found the back of the net for Portugal. The team hit Luxembourg for five goals in total. Ronaldo’s second goal came before Felix’s and was followed by Silva’s goal. Otavio and Leao scored in the second half of the game.
Ronaldo’s sleeping pose celebration is a new addition to his repertoire of celebrations. He has only started to use it in recent months, and it is a tribute to how he acts when asleep. The Al Nassr star has been using this celebration in addition to his famous ‘Siuuu’ celebration, which involves him leaping into the air with his legs at a wide stance.
Portugal sit top of Group J after two games and are already looking good to qualify for Euro 2024. Ronaldo’s impressive form will be crucial to their success in the tournament. The footballing legend has shown that he still has plenty of goals left in him, and his fans will be eagerly anticipating his next international appearance.