Portugal Run Past Bosnia 3-0; Undefeated After 3 Qualifying Matches

Bruno Fernandes scored twice and set up Bernardo Silva for his goal during a convincing 3-0 home win against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday night in the Estádio da Luz.

Ronaldo, making his 199th appearance for Portugal, didn’t add to his men’s record of 122 international goals, but he featured in a touching moment when a fan rushed onto the field waving a Portuguese flag in the second half. The man gave Ronaldo a bear hug and lifted him high.

Portugal now leads Group J with nine points, two more than Slovakia, who beat Iceland 2-1.

This was the third match since Roberto Martínez took over. Martinez has never lost a European qualifying match between his squads Belgium and Portugal.

Portugal defeated Luxembourg (6-0) and Liechtenstein (4-0) in Martínez’s first two matches and has yet to concede a goal with 13 goals scored.

Portugal 3-4-3: Diogo Costa, João Cancelo, António Silva, Rúben Dias, Danilo, Raphael Guerreiro (Nélson Semedo 77′), João Palhinha (Diogo Jota 87′), Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva (Otávio 87′), Ronaldo, Félix (Rúben Neves 62′)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sehic, Ahmedhodzic, Sanicanin, Kolasinac, Barisic, Dedic, Cimirot, Hadziahmetovic, Pjanic, Dzeko, Stefanovic (subbed in: Hamulic, Tahirovic, Varesanovic, Gazibegovic)

Goals: Bernardo Silva, 44’, Bruno Fernandes, 77′, 90′