Two Stars Collide but No Explosion
The pairing of these two nations is always going to be about Messi v Ronaldo, but this friendly had an unlikely hero.
However, this high profile clash failed to get fans off their seats as the only goal of the game came in the dying minutes with Portugal's unmarked Raphaël Guerriero bagging it from a Ricardo Quaresma cross.
Note the only real highlights of this match were the two maestros appearing together at the coin toss, the goal itself, and the play-by dude doing what Latin play-by dudes do:
Ronaldo wonders but not this day. Ronaldo was taken off at half time. For his brief appearance, he could only do so much. Messi, on the other hand, has been struggling with his form, and it showed. He couldn’t deliver and contribute enough.