Watch The Video Portugal vs Luxembourg 5-0 full obtain highlights October 12 2021 World Cup Qualification Games
Luxembourg have crushed Portugal simply as soon as of their historical past – a 4-2 house win over them in October 1961 in qualifying for the 1962 World Cup.
Luc Holtz makes simply two modifications to the facet that misplaced to Serbia final day trip. He welcomes again Martins and Rodrigues, who missed that match via suspension, with Borges Sanches and Deville dropping to the bench.
Portugal have slipped to second within the group, however do have a recreation in hand over new leaders Serbia. They’re unbeaten in qualifying thus far (W4 D1) and have received all 4 video games in all competitions since being knocked out of the Euros within the final 16.
As for Luxembourg, they nonetheless have a slim likelihood of with the ability to qualify in a play-off place, however meaning this match is a should-win for them. They’ve received two and misplaced three of their group video games thus far, however are winless of their final three in all competitions (D1 L2).
Fernando Santos makes eight modifications from the pleasant win over Qatar on Saturday, after giving his fringe gamers an opportunity to play in that recreation.
He returns to a extra recognised line-up, with solely Mendes, Andre Silva and Ronaldo, who’s again after serving a suspension of their final qualifier towards Azerbaijan, retaining their locations.