Portugal will begin a new era under head coach Roberto Martinez when they welcome Liechtenstein to the Estadio de Alvalade in Group J for their Euro 2024 qualifiers. Fernando Santos, the home team’s Euro 2016-winning manager, has been forced to step down as head coach after a disappointing quarter for Portugal – the final exit for Morocco at the World Cup. They had a star-studded bunch with quality players present on the pitch. There has never been a better opportunity for Portugal to make a mark at the World Cup, and they got a knockout draw of sorts.
However, much to the dismay of many, Portugal suffered a 1-0 defeat to Morocco at the last-eight stage – something not many saw coming. The surprise exit from Qatar resulted in a managerial change. Santos is out and Martinez is in. At the World Cup, however, Martinez was in charge of a different European side in Belgium. But a quality Belgian team went through in the group stage, resulting in Martínez leaving that role.
His first task now will be to make the most of Portugal’s star quality. Over the years, Portugal has been able to produce some of the best in the business, who go on to play for top clubs across Europe. Also, it will be interesting to see how Martinez uses aging superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. On the other hand, Liechtenstein will be the clear underdog in this fixture. They have been going through a rough patch of late and will have to put in a lot of effort to get anything out of this fixture.
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Portugal vs Liechtenstein: Records, Stats and Goals
These two countries have not supported each other on many occasions. The times they have come up against each other, it has been overwhelmingly in Portugal’s favour. There have been a total of seven matches over the years between these two countries in various competitions. Portugal – as expected – lead the head-to-head with six wins. The remaining one game ended in a draw. This will be the first match between these two countries in almost 14 years, the last match in 2009 ended 3–0 in favor of Portugal.
|total portugal goals||35|
|total Liechtenstein goals||3|
|Portugal’s biggest victory||8-0 (1999)|
|Biggest Liechtenstein Win||,|
Portugal vs Liechtenstein: Head to Head Record
|last 5 match results||Number|
|Portugal beat Liechtenstein||0-3|
|Portugal beat Liechtenstein||2-1|
|Liechtenstein draws Portugal||2-2|
|Portugal beat Liechtenstein||8-0|
|Portugal beat Liechtenstein||0-5|