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Soccer-Portugal coast into Euro 2024 last-16 with 3-0 victory over Turkey

June 23, 2024 10:54 AM IST

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Portugal boss Roberto Martinez described Ronaldo’s decision to provide an assist rather than go for goal himself as “a pure moment of Portugese football”.

“That’s an example that should be shown in every academy,” he added.

The game petered out even after Turkey boss Vincenzo Montella introduced teenage star Arda Guler, who had scored the decisive goal in Turkey’s opening game but started on the bench due to concerns over his fitness.

Turkey pressed late on for a goal that would not have changed the result but would have improved their goal difference, which could prove crucial if they lose to the Czech Republic and need to qualify from third place.

But the end of the match was marred by several pitch invaders, all of whom made a beeline for a selfie with Ronaldo — who appeared to pose for a picture with the first, but became increasingly frustrated with stoppages to the game.

(Reuters)

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