The Portuguese superstar had a not-so-remarkable performance when the home team beat Turkey.
The level of Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal has a match against Turkey in the play-off semi-final round to compete for tickets to the World Cup 2022.
Although Portugal lacks many pillars, it still shows its superiority over Turkey.
The proof is that they soon got 2 goals from Otavio and Diogo Jota before the first half ended.
In the second half, Turkey rose strongly. They had a goal to shorten the score thanks to Burak Yilmaz. After that, the player himself kicked the 11m penalty.
Finally, Portugal sealed a 3-1 victory thanks to Matheus Nunes on the day Cristiano Ronaldo was “quietly silent”.
Statistics show that the superstar on the payroll of Man Utd has a lackluster performance day. He launched 5 shots and only the ball hit the target twice.
Notably, CR7 had a shot hit the crossbar in stoppage time. He could not improve his record of scoring 115 goals in the international arena.
In the last 11 for the club and the national team, the former Real Madrid star only scored 4 goals.
However, coach Fernando Santos still appreciates Ronaldo’s performance. He said: “People are used to judge Ronaldo by the number of goals scored in each game. But in my opinion, Ronaldo still played a great game today. Ronaldo didn’t score, but that doesn’t detract from his value. he.”
Ronaldo had the opportunity to quench his thirst for goals as Portugal entered the play-off final against North Macedonia.