Portugal's head coach went into the match with a very strong lineup which saw top players like Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, and other players. The Portugal team started the game very well as they scored 3 goals in the first half of the match. Cristiano Ronaldo was among the goal scorers as he scored 2 goals out of the 3 first-half goals.
In the second half, Portugal continued with their nice style of play as they got the 4th goal in the 68th minute. Towards the end of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 3rd goal of the match which saw him claimed a hat-trick. The match then ended in a 5-0 win for Portugal.
In the match, Santos avoided 2 tactical mistakes as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick today. Check out the 2 tactical mistakes that Portugal coach avoided today.
1) Not Using Cristiano Ronaldo As A Central Striker
The first tactical mistake that Santos avoided was not using Ronaldo as a central striker. In the match against Luxembourg today, Portugal coach Santos used Ronaldo as his central striker. The forward player was paired along with Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva who provided support for the Portugal striker.
His central striker position gave him more chance to move slightly to the right and left-wing position as he got 3 goals for his side.
2) Using A Poor Attacking Lineup
The second mistake Santos avoided was using a poor attacking lineup. In Portugal's match today, the head coach used a very strong lineup which made his tactical plan effective.
The head coach played with 3 forward players and 3 midfielders. The midfielders provided support for the attackers who were very excellent today. Santos combined Bruno Fernandes, Joao Palhinha, and Moutinho in the midfield area. The top midfielders created chances for Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, and Andre Silva. Overall, the attacking lineup was superb.
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