Ronaldo Snatches a Dramatic Win for Struggling Portugal

Published on 15-Oct-2014 by srijan213

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Ronaldo Snatches a Dramatic Win for Struggling Portugal

Portugal was supposed to be the sure thing in Euro 2016's Group I.

Albania was expected to be only a bump in the road for the Quinas and then go back to exporting frogs' legs to France.

So when the Eagles ambushed Portugal with a 1-0 result with Cristiano absent due to injury, a few hard facts became evident:

Denmark felt the same way. An artistic side with a fundamentally sound defense and reasonable expectations to squeak into the finals in France, the Dynamite frustrated Portugal throughout, apparently content to earn a point at home.

Then, in the 95th minute -- extra time -- this happened:

Imagine if that announcer ever scored with a hot blonde.

At times of despair, superheroes come to the rescue. Cristiano Ronaldo came flying in above the reach of Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and defender Simon Kjaer to single-handedly -- or should we say single-headedly -- gift-wrap three points for the Portuguese.

Ronaldo seems to save his best for Denmark. Here he is in 2011:

If it wasn't obvious before, it is now. Ronaldo must remain healthy if Portugal is to make it to France for the Euro 2016 finals.