The Wolverhampton Wanderers ace is currently away from Molineux on international duty.
A number of fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Joao Moutinho’s performance in Portugal’s 3-0 win over Luxembourg in Euro 2020 qualifying.
The Wolves ace was named in the starting XI by Fernando Santos as the reigning European champions locked horns with the steadily improving Duchy side at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Moutinho played 90 minutes in the ultimately routine win, being substituted late on as Wolves teammate Ruben Neves took his place in a game which saw national talisman Cristiano Ronaldo move one strike away from his 700th career goal.
Here is some of the social media reaction to the £100,000-per-week (Spotrac) ace’s display:
Moutinho, Bruno— Arshil (@arshil_futbol) October 11, 2019
João Moutinho offers nothing to the Seleção..— Nellyboi (@Nellyboi_21) October 11, 2019
Joao moutinho…Que malo que es♂️— alejandro crespo (@gota_95) October 11, 2019
Loved Bernardo Silva and Moutinho in the first half though. Need more from Bruno still. Danilo also wasn’t bad. Nelson still playing really well. He and Bernardo doing most of Portugal’s offensive work down that right side.— Nathan Motz (@nathanmotz) October 11, 2019
it’s a freaking miracle the guy put Moutinho to play from the beginning. #PORLUX— andreia (@odonnellsptfan) October 11, 2019
Can’t believe they made Moutinho play the full 90 minutes.. give the man a break! #wwfc— Working hard or (@Hardly_working) October 11, 2019
The likes of Silva,Joao Cancelo,Semedo,Joao Felix,Guedes,Ruben Neves and Moutinho could help Ronaldo with the load. Most of these players are playing in competetive leagues and for top teams. I think they can defend the EURO.— Rapelang Motloung (@ZeroJr_12) October 11, 2019
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for Portugal in the first half before Ronaldo chipped over opposition goalkeeper Anthony Moris in the 65th minute, and Valencia’s Goncalo Guedes made it three just before full time.
Portugal remain second in Group B, five points behind Ukraine, but four points clear of Serbia in third, as reported by BBC Sport.