Ronaldo’s horror show
What an incredibly frustrating night for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid superstar repeatedly peppered Austria’s goal on Saturday night at Euro 2016, but despite all his efforts on target he couldn’t find a way past keeper Robert Almer.
Indeed, Almer had the game of his life, saving shot after shot.
Once again, Ronaldo struggled from set-plays in the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now taken 36 free kicks at major tournaments and scored 0.
Perhaps Raphaël Guerreiro is a better option?
In another amazing stat, Ronaldo has had 18 shots on target during the Euros, while Austria have had 17 in total. Perhaps most importantly, neither have scored so far in France.
Cristiano misses from the spot
In the 77th minute it all changed.
Cristiano Ronaldo was hauled down in the Austrian box by Martin Hinteregger, and Ronaldo stepped up to take the penalty.
It was a massive moment. He had to score. But unbelievably he hit the post!
When Ronaldo has a penalty to break a Euros record, he has to score, right?
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 18, 2016
In the 84th minute, Ronaldo thought Portugal had scored. But this time the goal was correctly ruled out after Cristiano strayed offside.
Twitter went into meltdown as Ronaldo’s poor Euro 2016 continued.
The best tweets are below.
Think I can explain Ronaldo's remarkable demise. I backed him to be top scorer. #jinx
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 18, 2016
— KICK (@KICK) June 18, 2016
BEST MOMENT OF EURO 2016 SO FAR.
— The Notorious (@TheCarteI) June 18, 2016
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 18, 2016
That f*cking advert was real. pic.twitter.com/ZmGBP9BFM8
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 18, 2016
"I'm the best player of the last 20 years." pic.twitter.com/1WW08THaya
— BarcAddicts (@BarcAddicts) June 18, 2016
— DR Sporten (@DRSporten) June 18, 2016
— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) June 18, 2016
This is the best 0-0 EVER!!!!
— The Football Attic (@FootballAttic) June 18, 2016
Ronaldo right now. pic.twitter.com/dtxCZWvZQl
— TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) June 18, 2016
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) June 18, 2016
Referee's assistant has a small mentality #RonaldoTears
— Nick Szczepanik (@NickSzczepanik) June 18, 2016
— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) June 18, 2016
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 18, 2016
Actual laughter in the stadium when that offside flag went up. This is one of the greatest matches I've ever seen.
— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) June 18, 2016
Ronaldo, when you give him a chance to score tonight… pic.twitter.com/s6GACLXTGs
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) June 18, 2016
4 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now failed to score four of his last five penalties for club & country (excl. shoot-outs). Blooper.
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 18, 2016
36 Cristiano Ronaldo free kicks in Euros/WC:
> 13 wall
> 12 out
> 10 saved
> 1 post
> ZERO goals#EUROFACTS
— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) June 18, 2016
Ronaldo takes selfie with pitch invader. Misses
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) June 18, 2016