EURO 2020

EURO 2020 Half-time: Hungary 0-0 Portugal

EURO 2020 Half-time: Hungary 0-0 Portugal. Portugal are very much the better side and should be ahead. Ronaldo will be going into the break wondering how on earth he missed that chance. Fernandes rifles in a low cross for Ronaldo to attack but he somehow sends the ball over from six yards with no one around him. How did he miss that? What a chance.

What a chance for Ronaldo. Portugal should be in front. I can’t remember many times in his career when he’s missed such an easy opportunity to his standards. He normally gobbles those chances up. The ball did bounce in front of him, but nonetheless a player of his quality, you’d expect the net to bulge.

Cristiano Ronaldo has his head in his hands as he fails to put away a glorious chance!

The forward volleys over from four yards out. A slight flick from Diogo Jota as the ball came through may have put him off, but you’d back Ronaldo to finish that most times. The subsequent free-kick is sent into the box, where Adam Szalai is waiting to flick it on but he sends it straight at Rui Patricio. Hungary could be dangerous from set-pieces, which is more reason not to commit silly fouls.

Ruben Dias is booked for getting the ball first before the Hungarian. The referee has not been at his best today. Bernardo Silva fizzes in a wicked cross from the right but it just has too much on it for Ronaldo to reach it, instead going out for a goal-kick.

Kári Tulinius says: “Having seen how Hungary relied on Dominic Szoboszlai to beat Iceland in the playoff for this tournament, watching this Hungary team play without Szoboszlai feels a bit like being at an Iron Maiden show when Bruce Dickinson was replaced by Blaze Bayley.”

More to follow after second half.

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