The return of Cristiano Ronaldo, after 265 days of absence, Portugal is no victory completed. The first match of the kwalificatiereeks for the European championship against Ukraine ended in a dreary 0-0.
The 34-year-old attacker was missing since the world cup last year in the selection of national coach Fernando Santos. Without Ronaldo did for Portugal to qualify for the final of the Nations League, which next summer in his own country played. But the kwalificatiecampagne in group B yielded so a false start. Despite more than fifteen attempts were the Portuguese not to score in Lisbon. When the Ukrainians were Ruslan Malinovskyi (KRC Genk) and Roman Yaremchuk (AA Gent) in the base.
In the same group B arch Luxemburg surprisingly, a 0-1-deficit against Lithuania in a 2-1 victory. Laurent Jans (ex-Waasland-Beveren (belgium), Maxime Chanot (ex-KV Kortrijk) and goalkeeper Anthony Moris (Excelsior Virton) to show off, and so now to the leadership in the group.