Portugal felt the full range of emotions during the Euro 2020 group stage and with Cristiano Ronaldo in the groove again, they can really begin to believe.
Thorgan Hazard scored the lone goal of the match to send the holders out of the tournament as Belgium punched their ticket in the last eight of the continental event.
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday he was “proud” of holders Portugal’s efforts despite bowing out of Euro 2020 after the weekend’s 1-0 last 16 loss to Belgium. “We did not get the result we wanted and we leave the competition sooner than expected,” the 36-year-old Juventus
France advanced without kicking a ball, and Portugal can move on as well even with a loss on Wednesday. Hardly the heavyweight showdown many had hoped for in a match pitting defending champion Portugal against World Cup champion France, and Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo and Naomi Osaka, the football and tennis stars, have each made a quiet and assertive statement in the middle of a global pandemic.
Ronaldo shoved the two bottles aside and grabbed a bottle of water, telling people which of the drinks was a healthy choice.
Pogba removes a bottle of non-alcoholic Heineken beer from the lectern at the start of the conference, echoing Ronaldo after he replaced Coca-Cola bottles with a bottle of water on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted a double to become the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer as Portugal struck three times late on to beat a stubborn Hungary 3-0 in their Euro 2020 opener at a packed Puskas Arena on Tuesday.
Ronaldo's strike, which put the title holders 2-0 up with three minutes left, was his 10th in the European Championship finals, spread across five tournaments going back to 2004.