Turkey 0 Portugal 3: Roberto Martinez’s side flex their muscles as they emphatically book spot in Euro 2024 last 16

PORTUGAL have booked their spot in the knockouts of Euro 2024.

Roberto Martinez‘s start-studded cast showed off their skills as they breezed past Turkey to guarantee a spot in the next round.

GettyPortugal have booked their spot in the last 16[/caption]

ReutersTurkey looked out of their depth against the Portuguese stars[/caption]

It was a simple start for Portugal as Bernardo Silva guided home an opener after 21 minutes.

And things got even better for the 2016 champions when Samet Akaydin comically turned the ball into his own net just seven minutes later.

The centre-half had tried to pass a loose through ball from Joao Cancelo back to his keeper and got it all wrong.

What started as a simple back pass quickly became a comedy of errors.

Things didn’t get any easier for Turkey in the second half either as just 10 minutes in they shipped their third goal of the evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo selflessly squared the ball to Bruno Fernandes who tucked home the ball to make it 3-0.

The uncharacteristic assist from Ronaldo was a far-cry from the tantrum he showed in the first half when Joao Cancelo had mistimed a through ball to the Al Nassr striker.

But nobody in the Portuguese dressing room will care about squabbles now with their focus swiftly moving on to the last 16.


ReutersA comical own goal made the score 2-0[/caption]

GettyBruno Fernandes added a third for Portugal[/caption]


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