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The best Tweets as Cristiano Ronaldo finally scores, but it’s mere consolation as Portugal crash out of World Cup

So after struggling through this World Cup group stage while carrying two injuries, Cristiano Ronaldo finally got his 2014 WC goal, but it was all too little too late, as Portugal crash out of the World Cup, despite beating Ghana 2-1.

Ironically, Ronaldo’s goal all but sealed the USA’s place in the last 16, and meant nothing to Portugal – unless they’d been able to score 4 more and achieve the 5 goal swing they needed.

As Ian Macintosh pointed out, they actually had enough chances to make that happen in the final 10 minutes – most of which fell to Ronaldo, but they’d left it too late.

To be fair to Ronaldo, he can’t do it all himself, and the mediocrity around him must be heavy on his shoulders: Nani, Veloso and Moutinho were all poor, to say nothing of Eder up front…

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