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Ronaldo goal run ends as Holland put 3 past Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in eight straight games prior to his match (Image credit: Getty Images)

European champions Portugal suffered a heavy shock friendly defeat by the Netherlands in Geneva. Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and ex-Liverpool forward Ryan Babel put the Dutch 2-0 ahead. Reds defender Virgil van Dijk, recently named as the new Dutch captain, netted their third with Joao Cancelo dismissed for Portugal in the second half. The game brought to an ...

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Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal beat Egypt in friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 19 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe’s in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1 in Zurich. The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory. Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area. But Ronaldo made it 43 goals in 40 appearances ...

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Ronaldo outright second on all-time list of international scorers

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) kicks the ball to score the opening goal during the WC2018 qualifying football match Portugal vs Faroe Islands at the Bessa stadium in Porto on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved clear of Sándor Kocsis in second place in the list of Europe’s all-time leading marksmen. The Real Madrid forward struck Portugal’s opener in tonight’s European Qualifier against the Faroe Islands, taking him to 76 for his country and ahead of Kocsis, and Ronaldo then completed a hat-trick. His tally of 78 is even one ahead of ...

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2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Portugal cruise into semi-finals


Portugal saw off New Zealand 4-0 to win Group A and progress to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals, in front of 56,290 fans in Saint Petersburg. Cristiano Ronaldo, with rumours abound of him being rested ahead of the game, started and was Portugal’s protagonist once more. He hit the crossbar with a header before converting a first-half penalty after ...

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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Portugal and Mexico play out thrilling draw

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Portugal and Mexico played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 match in front of a crowd of 34,372 at the Kazan Arena on Sunday evening. An evenly contested first half saw Portugal take the lead through Ricardo Quaresma after a fine set-up by captain Cristiano Ronaldo. Just before the break, Javier Hernandez equalised for ...

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FIFA 2018 WCQ: France edge Dutch, Portugal and Belgium hit six

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Christian Benteke registers quickest ever competitive international goal Paul Pogba scores only goal as France edge out Netherlands André Silva and Benteke get hat-tricks as Portugal and Belgium hit six Next games in these groups on Friday 11 or Sunday 13 November Nine more qualifiers on Tuesday, with Germany and England in action Group A Netherlands 0-1 France France took ...

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Switzerland beat Portugal in 2018 World Cup qualifying

Breel Embolo joined Bundesliga side Schalke in the summer (Getty Images)

Switzerland beat European champions Portugal 2-0 in their opening World Cup 2018 Group B qualifier on Tuesday. Breel Embolo and Ahmed Mehmedi scored first-half goals for the hosts, who had Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka sent off in stoppage time. Portugal were missing Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Real Madrid forward injured since July’s Euro 2016 final. Beaten finalists France got their ...

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EURO 2016: Renato Sanches named Young Player of the Tournament


Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has been named as SOCAR Young Player of the Tournament at UEFA EURO 2016. The award winner – open to all players born on or after 1 January 1994 – was chosen by the UEFA technical observers, led by UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu and including Sir Alex Ferguson and Alain Giresse. The accolade caps a sensational breakthrough ...

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