Portugal’s national soccer team beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 today at Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, in a third-round Group J qualifier for the 2024 European Championship.


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Bernardo Silva opened the scoring in the 44th minute, assisted by Bruno Fernandes, who scored the second in the 77th minute, heading in a cross from substitute Rúben Neves, and the third in the 90+3 minute.

Roberto Martinez’s men strengthened their lead at the top of the group with nine points, compared with seven for Slovakia (2-1 in Iceland), four for Luxembourg and three each for the Bosnians and Icelanders.

Portugal beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 on their way back to the Estádio da Luz after an opening 45 minutes in which the Selecção da Quinas dominated possession but were slow to create danger.

Bosnia were even the first to threaten, in a rare attacking move where Diogo Costa was alert to stop a centre-forward’s shot. Portugal then put the ball in the net when Cristiano Ronaldo headed in João Cancelo’s cross, but the captain was in an irregular position. Joao Félix tested the visiting keeper on the stroke of half-time and set the tone for the rest of the match. Bernardo Silva scored in the 45th minute with a fine finish after an excellent pass from Bruno Fernandes.

Minute 4

Hadziahmetovic tries his luck from distance, but the shot is off target.

Minute 22′.

Diogo Costa! An insidious cross from Barisic, who almost scored a hat-trick, the Portuguese keeper manages to push it away and avoid the Bosnia-Herzegovina goal!

Minute 29

What a miss by Dzeko! Cimirot’s cross from the left was met by Dzeko alone in front of Diogo Costa and flew over the Portuguese goal.

Minute 37′.

Sehic! Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix exchange the ball, the latter shooting well, but Sehic steps in to prevent Portugal from scoring!

Minute 44′.

Portugal: goal by Bernardo Silva who, after a Bruno Fernandes clearance, before a Sehic clearance, plays the ball over the Bosnian keeper and shoots into the net.

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