Fans have been reacting to the performance of Renato Sanches for Portugal last night, amid transfer links to Wolves.

The midfielder was selected to start by Fernando Santos against Serbia in the nation’s final World Cup qualifier.

Portugal v Serbia - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Renato Sanches (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

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In the end, it was a hugely disappointing night for Portugal, who lost 2-1 to finish second in their group.

Serbia are the automatic qualifiers for Qatar, with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring a late winner.

Portugal will now attempt to qualify for the finals via the play-offs.

The night started off so well, with Sanches actually getting himself on the scoresheets inside two minutes.

Portugal v Serbia - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Renato Sanches (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

He capitalised on some poor play at the back from Serbia, with Bernardo Silva pressing to win the ball back on the edge of the penalty area.

Sanches then fired past Predrag Rajkovic.

Portugal then sat on their lead, and were punished for not really pushing for more.

Sanches has had better outings, but he was one of the better performers last night for a disappointing Portugal.

He won 5/9 duels, and made a couple of successful tackles. He also completed 2/2 dribbles (Sofascore).

Portugal v Serbia - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Renatos Sanches (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

His showing came after claims last week that Wolves are planning to make a bid for the Lille star.

Fans praise Sanches after goal against Serbia

There was obviously a lot of shock and disappointment in Portugal as a collective after the game.

But Sanches did come in for praise for his contributions in the game.

He will have much better outings, but he still made an impression on some people:


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