December 6, 2023

Portugal qualifies for Euro in perfect form as Spain’s Gavi suffers serious knee injury

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal wrapped up their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a 100-percent record by beating Iceland 2-0 on Sunday.

Although the record goal scorer was not on the scoresheet, he, however, played crucial roles as Bruno Fernandes and Ricardo Horta netted the goals for Roberto Martinez’s side.

With the win on Sunday, the team ended their campaign with 10 wins from 10 matches in Group J.

The 2016 winners will be among the favourites to contest for the title in what could be the 38-year-old Ronaldo’s last major tournament.

In other matches, Spain overpowered Georgia by 3-1 to finish as the leader of Group A above Scotland.

Barcelona’s star Gavi suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury as he limped off the field in tears.

“This is a very tough and very difficult moment,” said Spain coach Luis de la Fuente.

“For the (Spanish football) federation, for me, for his friends. But above all for him and for his club.

“We’re destroyed. Football is a risk sport and this is the ugly part of our sport.”

Goals from Robin Le Normand, Ferran Torres and Luka Lochoshvili helped Spain break their resilient opponents, who initially drew level at 1-1 through Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.


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