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Euro 2024: Portugal thrash Turkey 3-0, progress to knockout stage

Portugal on Saturday evening cruised into the round of 16 of the ongoing Euro 2024 after thrashing Turkey 3-0 to go top of group F.

Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva hammered in the first goal of the game on the right side of the net for his first international goal at a major tournament for Portugal.

Few minutes later, Portugal lost possession in Turkish territory, but then defender Samet Akaydin kicked the ball past goalkeeper Altay Bayindir and into their net for an own goal and Portugal’s second of the evening.

In the 58th minute, a deflected pass went to Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portugal star passed it to Bruno Fernandes, who smacked in their third goal to hand the Portuguese a convincing win that sent them to the top of the table.

A couple of missed chances ruined Turkey’s chances of reducing the deficit or grabbing a consolation goal in the group F encounter.

The result meant that Portugal has qualified for the knockout phase of the Euro 2024.

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