The national team was ably led by Cristiano Ronaldo who bagged two goals, while 21-year old André Silva once again underlined his goal scoring credentials by scoring Portugal’s other goal.

The victory leaves the European champions in second place in their qualifying group, three points behind Switzerland who beat Latvia by a solitary goal.

Portugal’s qualifying next match is on the 9 June in Latvia, before they welcome the Faroe Islands at the end of August.