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Cristiano Ronaldo Told Thibaut Courtois Belgium Were 'Lucky' At Full-Time Of Euro 2020 Fixture

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Cristiano Ronaldo Told Thibaut Courtois Belgium Were 'Lucky' At Full-Time Of Euro 2020 Fixture

Cristiano Ronaldo told Thibaut Courtois that his Belgium side were lucky to emerge victorious in their 1-0 Euro 2020 round of 16 win over Portugal on Sunday night.

A first-half screamer from Borussia Dortmund winger Thorgan Hazard proved to be the only goal of the game in Seville and set up a quarter-final showdown with Italy.

Euro 2016 winners Portugal piled on the pressure in the second half but were wasteful in front of goal and could not find the equaliser.

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And at full-time, cameras picked up a frustrated Ronaldo having a conversation with Courtois.

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Image: PA

In footage posted by the official Euro 2020 twitter account, Ronaldo told the Real Madrid goalkeeper that Belgium were "lucky" and that "[the ball] didn't want to go in today!" before wishing Courtois "good luck" for the rest of the tournament.

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During the clip, Ronaldo had his captain's armband in his hand having hurled it on the turf in anger minutes earlier when the final whistle was blown.

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Image: PA

But after sharing embraces with opposition players Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne, Ronaldo threw the "Respect" armband on the floor for a second time as he headed for the tunnel.

He then began kicking it across the grass until a member of the Portugal coaching team picked it up. The individual did his best to comfort the five-time Ballon d'Or winner but he wasn't in the mood.

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After scoring five goals in the group stage, Ronaldo was hoping to make history by becoming the all-time record international goalscorer.

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The 36-year-old is one away from breaking the record set by Iran striker Ali Daei, who hit 109 goals for his country.

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He remains the leading goalscorer at the European Championship and will almost definitely add to his international goals tally, but there is a strong possibility that we have seen the last of Ronaldo at the Euros.

By the time Euro 2024 in Germany rolls around, Ronaldo will be 39.

Featured Image Credit: UEFA

Topics: Belgium, Football, Euro 2020, Portugal, Thibaut Courtois, Cristiano Ronaldo

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