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Bruno Fernandes And Cristiano Ronaldo Showcase Masterclass Performances As Portugal Qualifies For 2022 World Cup

The 2016 European champions qualified for the 2022 World Cup after defeating North Macedonia 2-0 in their World Cup qualification final at Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday night, March 29. 

Portugal had to go through a long qualification process after finishing second in Group A of the European Qualifications, which Serbia won. 

However, the hosts of the crucial fixture, Portugal, showed no signs of struggle as they breezed over Milevski’s men. 

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Bruno Fernandes was the home side’s man of the match, combining well with Cristiano Ronaldo to score a stunning brace that sent Portugal to Qatar. 

From the first whistle, Portugal had the upper hand and made their dominance count in the 32nd minute when Fernandes scored the game’s first goal after being set up by Ronaldo. 

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In the 65th minute, the United playmaker extended the lead, blasting the ball past Dimitrievski with force to make it 2-0. 

The two goals were enough to secure a merited victory for the host team, who qualified for the World Cup for the sixth consecutive year.

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