In a triumphant Euro 2024 qualifying match, Spain secured a 3-1 victory against Cyprus, with 16-year-old prodigy Lamine Yamal showcasing his talent once again. The young sensation from Barcelona notched the opening goal by skillfully capitalizing on a rebound, maneuvering past both the goalkeeper and the last defender to elegantly slot the ball into the net.
Yamal, who previously made his mark in September against Georgia, became the youngest player and scorer for La Roja, surpassing Ansu Fati’s record. Spain, having already confirmed their Euro 2024 qualification, extended their lead in the 22nd minute through Mikel Oyarzabal, followed by Joselu securing the third goal moments later.
Although Cyprus managed a late consolation goal by Kostas Pileas in the second half, slipping past David Raya, Spain remains in a commanding position to clinch the top spot in Group A. A draw between Scotland and Georgia has granted Spain a two-point advantage, positioning Luis de la Fuente’s team as frontrunners heading into the final set of games.
Ronaldo’s Record Victory
Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his prowess as Portugal secured a comfortable 2-0 victory away against Liechtenstein. In the early moments of the second half, Diogo Jota orchestrated a seamless play, feeding the ball to Ronaldo, who skillfully netted it past the goalkeeper with a single touch.
This goal marked Ronaldo’s remarkable 128th international goal for Portugal. Shortly thereafter, Joao Cancelo extended the visitors’ lead by skillfully maneuvering past goalkeeper Benjamin Buchel and effortlessly lofting the ball into an unguarded net. Portugal, having already secured qualification for the Euro’s in Germany, maintained their impeccable record by winning all nine games and conceding only two goals.