In the 42nd minute of this afternoon’s Euro 2020 clash between Portugal and Hungary, Fernando Santos’ side seemed like they were finally about to take the lead in a heavily-favoured matchup.
Raphael Guerreiro showed battle to win the ball back after protesting for a foul before quickly slipping it back to Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes didn’t even take a touch on the left-wing as he sent in an inviting low cross into the box, Liverpool forward Diogo Jota missed with a back-heel flick attempt, but the ball ran on…
It flashed across the middle of the six-yard line as Ronaldo came onto the ball, somehow the all-time great sent the ball soaring over the bar with a shock miss from point-blank range.
Ronaldo could only hold his head in his hands after the rare blunder.
A true in head in hands moment ?@Cristiano has scored 104 goals for #POR – but he somehow diverted this delicious Bruno Fernandes cross over the bar ?#ITVFootball | #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/NtrJ1blVLz
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 15, 2021
Pictures from ITV Football and beIN Sports.
Portugal have dominated the proceedings but have lacked that clinical touch in front of goal. In a Group of Death also alongside France and Germany, the Selecao cannot afford to drop points against Hungary.