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England pull off iconic win in Italy and Portugal win on Cristiano’s great night

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England beat Italy (1-2) and Portugal (4-0) to open their qualifying rounds for Euro 2024.

The British won a coveted victory against the defending champions, who offered two different faces in each part. In the first he remembered more of the team that missed out on the last two World Cups than the team that lifted the European title in 2021. For his part, Roberto Martinez had a comfortable debut in charge of Portugal, on the same day Cristiano Ronaldo became the footballer with the most caps (197) in history.

eurocup classification – Group C – working day 1

The Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples reenacted the last Euro Cup final between the two rosters of Group C, a priority death group, which also includes Ukraine. Gareth Southgate’s team, which in recent years continues to bet on the same block of players, went into effectiveness. After a promising start, a forced corner kick by Bellingham led to the first goal of the game, the work of Declan Rice. The West Ham midfielder took advantage of Kane’s deflection to open the scoring.

from there, three lions He subdued Italy and took upon himself all danger through infection. On the verge of half-time, a handball ruled by VAR from a corner by Di Lorenzo allowed Harry Kane to make it 0–2. The English captain overtook Rooney as the top scorer in his team’s history (54).

But after the break the panorama changed and Italy responded with more direct football. Argentinian league Tigre rookie Retegui narrowed the gap with a pass from Pellegrini. Mancini’s changes fueled the attack and England were left with ten for a double yellow for Shaw. However, the harassment and demolition of the last ten minutes was not enough and the Azzurri lost in the qualifying stage of the EuroCopa for the first time since 2006.

eurocup classification – Group J – working day 1

In Group J, Portugal starts as top favorite and Liechtenstein is just seven minutes outside. Cancelo found the goal with a shot from the edge that bounced off a defender. Roberto Martinez’s team dominated from start to finish, although they lacked depth in the first half against rivals Bolton. Already in the second half, they managed to get away on the scoreboard with two early goals. First with Bernardo Silva’s left-footed shot and then with Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty, always instigated by the incisive Cancelo.

Cristiano celebrated the night in which he went down in history with a double, signing the final 4–0 from a direct free kick.

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