Ronaldo sends Portugal to Euro pre-quarters

The Real Madrid ace became the first player to score at four European championship finals and his 17th match in a Euro tournament was also a record.

- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 22, 2016The best sports moment of 2016.

Like Iceland, England progressed as group runners-up with a win and two draws to their name and Bjarnason recognises a strong outfit with a point to prove, while he is backing his team-mates to show their quality with the pressure off.

Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted to advance from a tough Group F.

With Abala repositioned just in front of the back four, Austria improved and scoring chances fell to the Bayern Munich player.

"We wanted to finish in first place - that's what we had in mind, to move on", Santos said.

Portugal's players have offered little insight into what is going wrong, saying merely that if they keep trying, the goals will start flowing eventually.

Ronaldo couldn't believe his teammates in the rearguard had conceded less than five minutes after he had finally scored his first goal at this European Championship.

Hungary captain Balazs Dzsudzsak twice threatened to cause a massive upset by sending Ronaldo's team crashing out early in the second period.

"We had a very good history in the 1950s and 60s but this is a bygone era and I want to talk about this team who earned their berth in the Euro 2016 knockout stages".

A remarkable strike rate of 364 goals for Los Blancos in just 348 games means he smashed previous record holder Raul's 323-goal mark having played over 400 fewer matches.

"We know Ronaldo is a world class player and he can not be stopped every time", he said.

Italy who haven't lost a match in the tournament lost their first to Ireland with a lone goal from Robert Brady in the 85th minute.

"I am not surprised by the performance or the result", said Hungary coach Bernd Storck.

Northern Ireland now knows it will play group victor Wales in a British derby match in Paris on Saturday.

He scored two goals at the 2004 version, when Portugal reached the final, one in 2008 when his side were eliminated in the quarter-finals, and three in 2014 before Portugal dropped out in the semi-finals.

Monday: Italy vs. Spain (Saint-Denis, 6 p.m.), England vs. Iceland (Nice, 9 p.m.).

We're right in the middle of the Euro 2016, the tournament to decide the best national team in all of Europe.

"Iceland knows everything about English football, we are English football insane".

"What Ronaldo said about our mentality (small-time) is irrelevant to us, we concentrate on ourselves".


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