His sensational goal scoring run has taken his total to sixteen for the season with eleven of those coming in his last seven games.

Elsewhere in Italy, Paulo Fonseca said his team had an “almost perfect” first-half performance on the way to a 3-1 win at Genoa to maintain their top four status, while Rafael Leão played the full ninety minutes as Milan beat Udinese 3-2 at the San Siro.

Benfica’s 21 year-old São Tomé born midfield Gedson Fernandes has signed an 18-month loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur and made his Premier League debut in the 80th minute away against Watford which ended 0-0. Spurs have an option to sign the player who has a €60m clause in his contract.

Box-to-box midfielder Fernandes, who becomes the first signing of the Mourinho era, revealed his parents already live in the Tottenham area having moved to London to find work some years ago.

Another Portuguese youngster in the news is Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 year-old Pedro Neto who scored Wolves first goal in their remarkable 3-2 victory at Southampton having been two goals down at half-time.