In a crucial Euro 2024 qualifying clash against Iceland, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes showcased his brilliance by breaking the deadlock with a stunning goal from the far corner of the box.
As the first half neared its conclusion, Iceland resiliently held Portugal at 0-0. However, Fernandes changed the narrative with a moment of pure skill.
Controlling a well-placed back-heel pass from Bernardo Silva, he executed a magnificent shot that found the far corner of the net.
Despite a full-stretch dive by Iceland goalkeeper Hakon Valdimarsson, the ball eluded his grasp.
Having already secured qualification for the European Championship with nine wins in Group J, Portugal is riding a wave of success.
Fernandes, with six goals and seven assists in qualifying outings, continues to shine on the international stage.
While facing criticism for his performances at Manchester United, where the team has struggled in the Premier League, fans are optimistic that Fernandes can carry his stellar form back to the club during the upcoming busy festive period.
Looking ahead, Fernandes is expected to feature in Erik ten Hag’s starting XI as Manchester United faces Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Subsequently, the focus will shift to the Champions League, with a crucial matchup against Galatasaray awaiting the Red Devils.