Cristiano Ronaldo Converts Extra-Time Penalty Miss Into Shootout Victory For Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo had the opportunity to give Portugal the lead during the first half of the extra-time when a penalty was awarded after a foul on Diogo Jota.

Portugal’s game against Slovenia in the Round of 16 of Euro 2024 saw a plethora of emotions in the ground. Portugal clinched a 3-0 victory against Slovenia in penalty shootouts at the Frankfurt stadium.

The match went into extra-time after both the teams went goalless in both the halves. Ronaldo had the opportunity to give Portugal the lead during the first half of the extra-time when a penalty was awarded after a foul on Diogo Jota.

It was the jersey n0. 17 who stepped up to take the shot, but to his disbelief, the penalty was saved by Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Burst Of Emotions

When the extra-time entered its half-time, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could not hold back his emotions and let free flow of tears.

Teary-eyed Ronaldo was seen being consoled by his Portuguese teammates and he continued playing when the match resumed.

Cristiano Ronaldo Converts Extra-Time Penalty Miss To Shootout Victory For Portugal

The Portugal captain regained his composure and got ready for the shoot-out. He took the opening shot for Portugal and netted the first goal leading the way for victory.

In having redeemed himself from the earlier miss, Ronaldo held up his hands as a mark of apology to the supporters.

Cristiano Ronaldo Converts Extra-Time Penalty Miss Into Shootout Victory For Portugal

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Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa saved all three penalties as Portugal won 3-0 in a shootout.

“First it was sadness and then it was joy, that’s what football gives you, inexplicable moments, a bit of everything,” Ronaldo said after the match.

“I didn’t make a single mistake this year and when I needed something the most, Oblak saved it.

“Slovenia spent the whole game defending and when that happens, it all becomes difficult.”

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Portugal manager Roberto Martinez was all praise for the forward man who did not let his emotions distract him in the shoot-out.

“Ronaldo missed a penalty and then was decisive when he started the penalty shoot-out, he paved the way,” Martinez said.

With this win Portugal have entered into the quarter-finals of Euro 2024 where it will be facing France.

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