Luxembourg vs Portugal Portugal is aiming for a two-in-two win in their Euro 2024 qualifiers when they visit Luxembourg on Sunday. Meanwhile, the home team drew 0-0 with Slovakia in the opening match in Group J.
The hosts scored 18 times in the 90 minutes but were only able to test Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Morris just three times. Because the goalkeeper of Union SG has also kept a clean sheet for the third time in the last 4 international matches.
With second place in Group J looking very open. Let’s say that favorites like Portugal are likely to run away with the trophy. It is very important for Luxembourg to avoid losing the first leg as they look to qualify for a crucial tournament for the European Championships. for the first time in their history
Luxembourg vs Portugal Kick OFF Time
NAME: Luxembourg – Portugal
DATE: 26 Mar 2023
TIME: 18:45 UTC
VENUE: Stade de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
After winning three out of eight matches in past World Cup qualifying And tying with third place Republic of Ireland, Luke Holtz, and his players will be firmly convinced they can compete for a top-three finish against Slovakia, Iceland, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Govinda was not scary to them.
However, getting a positive result against Portugal on Sunday will be the final test for the Red Lions. Especially after losing both matches in the aforementioned Qatar qualifiers.
After winning the first two matches at the last World Cup. before beating Switzerland 6-1 in their last 16 matches and reaching the quarter-finals for the third time in history. Portugal looked capable of conquering all roads in Qatar.
However, they were stunned 1-0 by Morocco in the last eight when Youssef N-Neziri’s 42nd-minute header struck.
Luxembourg vs Portugal Playing XI
Luxembourg possible starting lineup: Moris; Bohnert, Chanot, Gerson, Pinto; Sinani, Barreiro, Pereira, Olesen, Sanches; Rodrigues
Portugal possible starting lineup: Patricio; Danilo, Dias, Inacio; Cancelo, Silva, Palhinha, Fernandes, Guerreiro; Ronaldo, Felix
After fighting hard for a good result in Slovakia on Thursday. Holtz is unlikely to make any changes. the starting line-up against Portugal means lars Gerson should keep his defensive position alongside Maxime Chanot.
Surprisingly, captain Laurent Jans was used as a substitute in the 0-0 draw, with Florian Bohnert at right-back while Daniel Sinani and Ivan were. Pedro Borges Sanchez and Matias Olesen will take charge of keeping Portugal-born Gerson Rodriguez out of the way. Lonely back in attack
meanwhile, Martinez used a 3-5-2 system in his first match against Liechtenstein. This style was generally used throughout his time in charge of Belgium.
Although Leao, Ruben Neves, and Goncalo Ramos showed great strength for Portugal as substitutes in the second half at Lisbon, Martinez was able to pick up the same team on Sunday, with Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva backing Ronaldo and Felix. In the middle of a terrible box race.
Luxembourg vs Portugal Last Match Result
Luxembourg form (all competitions): L D D W D D
Portugal form (all competitions): W W W L W L
Roberto Martinez has left his role as manager in Belgium to replace Portuguese boss Fernando Santos. which ended Santos’ eight-year tenure with his domestic team He led them to their first major tournament victory at Euro 2016, before winning the UEFA Nations League three years later. anyway
Martinez may have been appointed to bring attractive football to A Selecao and Santos’ style was sometimes seen as too conservative.
Players like Joao Felix and Rafael Leao represent an exciting new era in Portuguese football, although Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to cement his place in the attack despite his move to the Saudi club. as Portugal beat Liechtenstein 4-0 in Martinez’s first game in charge on Thursday.
The former Everton boss will be desperate to end a 2-on-2 win, but he will be aware that the trip to Luxembourg is likely to give him and the new players a tougher challenge. even if they Expected to win comfortably in the end