Courtois embarrasses Ronaldo with a “daring” dribble on the night of Portugal’s farewell to “Euro 2020”
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo suffered an embarrassing situation during his country’s match against Belgium in the round of 16 of the European Cup “Euro 2020”, which witnessed the victory of Eden Hazard’s companions and their qualification to the quarter-finals. Ronaldo, who was a Yemeni by scoring a goal that will go down in history, was enthusiastic as usual during the match and tried in various ways to reach the Belgium net, but his rush cost him an embarrassing dribble in a shot that was the hero of Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Ronaldo gets embarrassed dribbling Before the end of the first half of the match, when Courtois had the ball inside the Belgium penalty area, Ronaldo rushed towards him, trying to snatch the ball or force the giant goalkeeper to make a mistake, but the latter evaded the Portuguese star calmly and with great skill. During the match, attention was focused on Ronaldo to lead Portugal towards continuing to defend its title on the one hand, and to score his 110th international goal, which would have made him the historical top scorer for teams in the world, in light of his current sharing of the number with the Iranian Ali Daei. Torgan Hazard scored in the 43rd minute to win the team of coach Roberto Martinez, who survived Portugal’s attempts in the second half. With the final touch lacking in effectiveness, the end came for Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal after winning the title five years ago in Paris. Portugal started well and Diego Gota missed a chance six minutes later when he knocked the ball out of the field after a run from Renato Sanchez. Ronaldo hit a low free kick, which was narrowly saved by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, with coach Fernando Santos’s team tightening its grip on the match. Belgium entered the atmosphere of the match and Kevin De Bruyne’s influence increased until they took the lead two minutes before the break. An attack ended well at Thomas Meunier, who passed it to Thorgan Hazard, to hit it strongly against Rui Patricio. Belgium received a strong blow three minutes into the second half after De Bruyne was injured and Santos sought to strengthen his team’s attacking force by including Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix. Ronaldo passed a ball from the right to Jota, but the Liverpool player’s shot went over the goal and Belgium struggled to contain the pressure of their opponents. Belgium relied on counter-attacks, which became rare, and Portugal increased their pressure in the last ten minutes in search of an equaliser. Courtois cleared a header from Robin Diaz after a corner kick and Rafael Guerrero hit the post from the edge of the penalty area. At the end of stoppage time, a ball reached Felix, but he shot it poorly outside Courtois’ goal. Belgium plays Italy, who beat Austria 2-1 on Saturday, in Munich on the second of July.