Reports: Portugal 5-2 Sweden

Portugal swept past Sweden 5-2 in a friendly on Thursday as manager Roberto Martinez rested Cristiano Ronaldo and several other key players in the build-up to the European Championship in Germany, which starts in June.

The Portuguese, who stormed into the Euro 2024 finals by winning all 10 of their qualifiers, opened a three-goal lead in the first half thanks to strikes by Rafael Leao, Matheus Nunes and Bruno Fernandes.

Substitute Bruma extended their lead with first-touch effort in the 57th minute, but Viktor Gyokeres hit back for Sweden from close-range a minute later.

Goncalo Ramos struck from inside the box in the 62nd minute to extend Portugal’s lead before Sweden’s Gustaf Nilsson netted a stoppage time header in the last play of the match.

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