Portugal player ratings vs Liechtenstein: Cristiano Ronaldo answers critics with brace and Joao Cancelo gets much-needed goal

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2023

A Cristiano Ronaldo brace, as well as goals from Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva, gave Portugal an easy win over Liechtenstein to open Euro 2024 qualifying.

Portugal took the lead inside 10 minutes, with Joao Cancelo's deflected strike wrong-footing Benjamin Buchel to mark the first goal of Roberto Martinez's Portugal tenure.

They grabbed a second shortly after the half, Bernardo Silva lashing a shot through a crowd of bodies and past a helpless Buchel. Ronaldo provided the third, tucking a penalty into the bottom corner after Joao Cancelo was tripped inside the box.

The captain added the fourth after an hour, blasting a free-kick off Buchel's palms and into the top corner, to round off a near-perfect start to his side's qualifying campaign.

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