Bruno Fernandes dazzles as Portugal beat Israel before Euro 2020
Portugal is one of the favorites to win Euro 2020 this summer thanks to the likes of Bruno Fernandes and scored twice and created a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo while Portugal completed preparations for the defense of the European Championship with a comfortable victory against Israel.
Two minutes after finding the bottom corner for Portugal’s lead, Fernandes slipped a pass to Ronaldo to double the lead before half-time.
Joao Cancelo added a third place before Fernandes contended for the win.
While their triumph at the European Championships five years ago may have been a big shock, there would be no such surprise if Selecao retains the continental crown in 2021.
Portugal’s hopes for Euro 2020
The likes of Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Diogo Jota and Renato Sanches are entering Euro 2020 in fantastic shape and that’s before mentioning the small matter of Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, arguably the biggest area in which Portugal have improved their ranks since Euro 2016 was the attacking midfield as they now have a certain Bruno Fernandes at their disposal.
The Manchester United general was in the spell of Udinese and Sampdoria when Portugal conquered the continent in 2016 and would not make his international debut until the following year.
The Euro was supposed to be played in 2020 but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Portugal starts its Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday.