Euro 2016 Player of the Day: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

World superstar Cristiano Ronaldo kept Portugal's Euro 2016 hopes alive with a superb two-goal haul in the 3-3 draw with Hungary.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
22nd June 2016

article:22nd June 2016

Ronaldo was in inspired form in a 3-3 draw in Lyon.
Ronaldo was in inspired form in a 3-3 draw in Lyon.

It may have taken him three games and 24 shots but finally the hero Portugal craved has arrived. And just in time.

The Real Madrid man has evolved into a predatory poacher and he proved as much by dragging his jittery nation through to the last-16.

He reprised his  role as the frustrated figure when Hungary led but then played the part of provider with a sublime assist for Nani’s equaliser.

Ronaldo's Stats

  • 17 - appearances at the Euros finals is now a record.
  • 04 - different European Championships scored in, the only man to reach such a feat.
  • 08 - goals in the Euros is second only to Michel Platini’s nine.
  • 03 - straight games Ronaldo has registered 10 shots.

A chaotic defence conceded again but the self-anointed world’s best lived up to that billing with his first of this Euros, a beautiful back-heeled finish.

After falling behind for a third time, his powerful header dragged his team from the brink of an exit.