Can he save them again? Cristiano Ronaldo was Portugal’s hero in their final group game against Hungary to ensure they qualified for the last 16 at Euro 2016. But now, he and his teammates face off against Croatia on June 25 at 3pm EST. It promises to be a classic, so watch the live stream with us here!
What more can you say about Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, and his brilliance. He single-handedly got Portugal into the last 16 with a stellar display against Hungary, scoring two great goals in the process. However, now it’s the knockout stages and he and Portugal face off against a very good Croatia team who pipped Spain to top their group in the first round. Watch this intriguing battle between two great teams here!
It’s fair to say before their third game of the group stages, Portugal were dismal. Cristiano and co. struggled against both Iceland and Austria, but this is a different ball game now. Winner takes all, and there’s no second chances from here on in. You lose, you’re out.
Croatia have showed that they’re not a team to be messed with in the Euros. A 1-0 win against Turkey set them up nicely in their opening game, and despite throwing 2-0 lead away against the Czech Republic to tie 2-2, they recovered to win their final game against a hotly-tipped Spain side.
Much of their success is built upon their midfield, players like Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid dynamo Luka Modric never give the ball away and are just experts in possession. Marcelo Brozovic seems to be tireless on the pitch too, and doesn’t stop running and putting in aggressive tackles. It can be argued they boast the best midfield in the middle of the park.
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