Video: Cristiano Ronaldo misses point-blank chance after Bruno Fernandes puts it on a plate for Portugal in Euros opener against Hungary

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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.

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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.

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