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Cristiano Ronaldo Squanders Goalscoring Chance After Failing To Beat Luxembourg Goalkeeper TWICE In One-On-One Battle

Adnan Riaz

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Cristiano Ronaldo Squanders Goalscoring Chance After Failing To Beat Luxembourg Goalkeeper TWICE In One-On-One Battle

Cristiano Ronaldo surprisingly missed an amazing opportunity to complete his brace for Portugal against Luxembourg as he failed to beat Anthony Moris in a one-on-one chance.

Gerson Rodrigues stunned Portugal in the first half as he fired Luxembourg into the lead at the Stade Josy Barthel on Tuesday.

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But Liverpool star Diogo Jota headed home an equaliser before half-time in Portugal's 2022 World Cup qualifying match.

Ronaldo fired Portugal into the lead early in the second half, but the Juventus superstar squandered a brilliant goalscoring chance in the 77th minute.

The 36-year-old Portuguese forward ran clear of the defence and only had Moris to beat in a one-on-one encounter.

However, Ronaldo's shot was easily saved by Moris before the Portugal captain's follow-up shot was denied by the Luxembourg 'keeper's foot.

An onrushing Rafa Silva managed to beat Moris to the loose ball at the edge of the box before his first-time chip found Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scooped the ball into the back of the empty net with a turning side-footed finish, but the Portugal international was ruled in an offside position.

Joao Palhinha added Portugal's third of the match before Maxime Chanot was shown a second yellow for a foul on Renato Sanches.

Portugal are now top of Group A with seven points, but they are level with second-place Serbia.

Portugal will now return to international action in early June with two friendly matches ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign in the same month.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Football, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz
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