In the fifth minute, Ronaldo calmly converted a penalty, marking his 160th successful spot-kick conversion across all competitions. However, he wasn't content with just that accomplishment.
His artful, dinked finish for Portugal's second goal of the evening further solidified his status as a footballing icon. With this goal, Ronaldo's tally in the qualifiers reached nine goals in seven games, a feat matched only by Romelu Lukaku.
Furthermore, this performance catapulted the 38-year-old football legend ahead of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé in terms of goals scored in 2023. Ronaldo's impressive total now stands as the highest for the year.
The Manchester City striker has managed an impressive 39 goals in the current calendar year, while his Paris Saint-Germain counterpart has secured 35 goals.
The Portuguese national team went on to secure a resounding five-goal victory over their Bosnian counterparts before halftime.
This win secured a 100% qualification record for Portugal, with eight straight victories, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting Euro 2024 tournament.">