Reigning champions Portugal prepare for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia as a relaxed Cristiano Ronaldo and Co train on the outskirts of Lisbon
- Portugal began Euro 2020 qualifying with a 0-0 draw against Ukraine on Friday
- Next up is another home match — against Serbia in Lisbon on Monday evening
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Co looked very relaxed as they trained ahead of the clash
After being held to a 0-0 draw by Ukraine in their opening match of the campaign, Ronaldo and Co will be back in action on Monday at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz.
Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes against Ukraine on Friday as Portugal had 18 shots but were unable to make their domination count.
Cristiano Ronaldo smiles as he and his Portugal team-mates train in Oeiras on Sunday
The mood appears to be relaxed on the eve of Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia
Portugal head coach Fernando Santos (right) will be hoping to see his side claim three points
Star man Ronaldo makes a strange gesture while team-mate Bernardo Silva (right) watches on
That disappointing result did not appear to be weighing too heavily on the players’ minds on Sunday though, as Fernando Santos’s team looked calm as they were put through their paces at a training camp in Oeiras, on the outskirts of Lisbon.
Portugal, who are Europe’s reigning champions after winning Euro 2016, will be hoping to kick-start their campaign against Serbia, who have yet play a match in Group B.
In order to guarantee their spot at the 2020 finals, Portugal must finish in the top two of their five-team group, which also includes Luxembourg and Lithuania.
But should they fail to secure a top-two finish, they will be given another shot at qualification via the Nations League play-offs, having won their pool in that competition ahead of Italy and Poland.
Joao Moutinho returns the ball during a game of head tennis on the eve of Monday’s match
Ronaldo does some keepy-uppies two days after failing to score in a 0-0 draw with Ukraine
Portugal’s players stretch as Ronaldo is seen with his shorts pulled up to show off his big thighs