Euro 2016: Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal maul Estonia 7-0 in friendly
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal warmed-up for Euro 2016 with a 7-0 mauling of Estonia at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light on Wednesday.euro 2016 Updated: Jun 10, 2016 13:29 IST
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal warmed-up for Euro 2016 with a 7-0 mauling of Estonia at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light on Wednesday.
The Real Madrid star hit the target twice in nine minutes late in the first half.
“Today we showed that the team is doing well on all levels. We scored seven goals but that doesn’t mean so much. We have to keep our feet on the ground,” Ronaldo said after the game.
“It’s a difficult competition to win and we’ll take it match by match.”
Ricardo Quaresma, who started alongside Ronaldo, also scored twice to add to a recent gem against Norway, with an own goal, and strikes from Danilo and Eder completing the rout.
Portugal beat Norway 3-0 in a first warm-up game but were then beaten 1-0 by England on Thursday, albeit without Ronaldo and Pepe.
Ronaldo has already distinguished himself as his country’s leading goalscorer of all time. But, he has yet to leave his mark on a major international tournament.
At 31 and with and a soft draw which sees Portugal face Austria, Hungary and tournament debutants Iceland in Group F, Ronaldo is unlikely to get a better chance to shine on the international stage.
First Published: Jun 09, 2016 09:45 IST