Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden were on target as their respective countries cruised to big wins on Friday night in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches involving European teams
Ronaldo powered the reigning European champions to a 6-0 whitewash of Andorra at the Municipal de Aveiro .
Portugal had lost their group opener away to Switzerland they knew how vital victory was over the relatively unknown Zambian team.
France 4-1 Bulgaria
France produced a scintillating show; crushing Bulgaria 4-1 in a World Cup Group A qualifier.
Les Bleus had not hosted Bulgaria since the infamous qualifier in November 1993 when they conceded a late goal to lose 2-1, a defeat that meant they missed out on a place at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
Interestingly, France started on the back foot at the Stade de France on Friday after conceding an early penalty but bounced back by taking control of the midfield and breaching a porous defence almost at will.
Goals from Kévin Gameiro, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann put them 3-1 up at the break. Gameiro, stylishly celebrating his first international for five years, then completed the scoring with his second goal of the night in the 59th minute.
France, with four points from two games, are joint top of the group alongside Holland and Sweden. Bulgaria occupy fourth position on three points.
Holland 4-1 Belarus
Quincy Promes scored two early goals to set Holland on their way to a 4-1 victory over Belarus and end a miserable run of home form.
Davy Klaassen and Vincent Janssen added two more in the second half as the Dutch, who finished third at the last World Cup in Brazil but failed to qualify for Euro 2016, ended an unprecedented run of five successive home defeats stretching back 16 months.
Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
Sweden remain unbeaten after their first two matches thanks to Mikael Lustig’s second-half winner in Luxembourg. The Celtic defender’s half-volley from Marcus Berg’s corner was the only goal of the game.
Belgium 4-0 Bosnia
Belgium hammered Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-0 for their second straight World Cup qualifying win under Roberto Martínez, brushing off injuries to lead Europe’s Group H.
The European Championship quarter-finalists exposed weaknesses in a Bosnian defence that buckled in the 26th minute when Emir Spahic scored an own-goal.
Two minutes later a gifted touch from Dries Mertens found Eden Hazard, who ran by defenders and chipped the ball past the goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic.
The normally well-composed Bosnians were forced into spells of panic defending and Toby Alderweireld made it 3-0 on the hour. Besieged by five Bosnian players, Romelu Lukaku swung in the fourth.
Belgium are level on points with Greece, who defeated a hard-working Cyprus 2-0 to continue their recovery under their new coach, Michael Skibbe.
The Faroe Islands are second with four points after their shock 2-0 win in Latvia. Portugal and Latvia have three and Andorra none
Only the group winners automatically qualify.