17 November 2019 16:44
Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo travels to Luxembourg on Sunday with the objective of helping reigning champions Portugal qualify for Euro 2020 and the 100-goal mark for his country within his reach. The former Real Madrid star is also eager to prove he is not a player in decline after his angry reaction to being substituted by Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri in the past two games. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who turns 35 years in February, responded in typically defiant fashion with a hat-trick in Portugal's 6-0 win over Lithuania on Thursday. It brought his tally to 98 goals in 163 games, to close in on Iranian striker Ali Daei's world record of 109 international goals scored between 1993 and 2006. "I hope that tomorrow (Sunday) he'll score the most goals in his career," Portugal coach Fernando Santos told Saturday's pre-match press conference.
Ronaldo was replaced after 55 minutes on the pretext that he had "a slight knee problem", with Paulo Dybala taking his place and scoring the winning goal. Despite Ronaldo's poor performance last Sunday, his demonstration on Thursday against Lithuania led to a softening in tone in the Italian media, who had blasted his "lack of respect" for his team-mates. Relieved, the Portuguese press, heaped praise on Ronaldo after he scored his ninth international hat-trick "with no sign of injury". Cristiano Ronaldo And Portugal Players Celebrate (Photo Credits: Getty Images) Luxembourg vs Portugal, UEFA EURO Qualifiers 2020 Live Streaming Online and TV Telecast Details: Portugal will be looking to secure a berth to the 2020 European Championship when it plays Luxembourg in an away tie in Group B. But given the form Cristiano Ronaldo and his compatriots have shown in the previous match, a victory is all that they have on their minds.
The Group B encounter will be played at the Josy Barthel Stadium in Luxembourg and is scheduled to start at 07:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time). Luxembourg vs Portugal, UEFA EURO Qualifiers 2020 Live Telecast and Television Channel Information in India Fans can tune into Sony channels to watch the Luxembourg vs Portugal live-action in Euro 2020 Qualifiers. Viewers can live telecast Luxembourg vs Portugal encounter in Group B on Sony Six and Sony Six HD television channels. Luxembourg vs Portugal, UEFA EURO Qualifiers 2020 Live Streaming Online Information Football frenzy fans in India can also watch the game live on online platforms. SonyLiv, the official online media streaming platform of Sony Network, will be live streaming the Luxembourg vs Portugal Group B encounter. Portugal have won 22 out of their last 37 games and should easily triumph over Luxembourg to add another victory in their campaign. Ronaldo's treble in his side's Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday night also took his tally of international goals for his country to 98 as he closes in on another remarkable career milestone. If Ronaldo makes it to 100 goals, he'll become only the second player in football history to register a century of international goals for his country, joining Iran's Ali Daei. But there were no such doubts in Portugal coach Fernando Santos' mind when it came to his star man's ability to play. The victory puts Portugal one win away from qualification for the Euro 2020 finals, with victory in Luxembourg on Sunday punching their ticket to the tournament.