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SUPER RON Watch Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, score incredible 14.2-second counter-attack as he heads away corner before 90-YARD sprint

SUPER RON Watch Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, score incredible 14.2-second counter-attack as he heads away corner before 90-YARD sprint

CRISTIANO RONALDO rolled back the years when he scored the opening goal of Portugal's encounter with Germany.

Joachim Low's side dominated early proceedings and had a goal ruled out for offside before Ronaldo scored. And Portugal's opener came as a result of a German corner, with Ronaldo, 36, tapping into an empty net just 14.2 seconds after Toni Kroos' set-piece.

 

Ronaldo incredibly won the defensive header which launched the attack, with Bernardo Silva carrying the ball upfield. Ronaldo darted through the middle of the pitch with alarming speed, while Silva looked up and spotted Diogo Jota. He picked out the Liverpool star with a wonderful ball to put him through one-on-one with Manuel Neuer, and the forward squared to Ronaldo to tap into an empty net.

 

Jota learnt his lesson from the previous match against Hungary, when Ronaldo chastised the winger for shooting instead of passing when he was in space in the penalty box. Ronaldo's goal was his third of Euro 2020 and he is now just two goals behind the all-time international record of 109, held by former Iran striker Ali Daei.

 

He now leads the Euro scoring charts alongside Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick, with three goals. The goal is Ronaldo's twelfth in European Championship competition and extends the record which he set last time out against Hungary.

 

But Ronaldo did not have much chance to celebrate his goal, as Portugal capitulated and lost to Germany. Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro both scored own goals in the first-half, before Robin Gosens and Kai Havertz added two more. Diogo Jota pulled one back for the Portuguese but it was not enough to spark a comeback.

 

Source: The Sun

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