Ronaldo misses penalty as Portugal held by Austria

Reuters , Saturday 18 Jun 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after being awarded a penalty after being fouled by Austria's Martin Hinteregger 18/6/2016 (Photo: Reuters)

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, winning a record 128th cap, missed a penalty and had a late headed effort disallowed for offside as they were held 0-0 by Austria at Euro 2016 on Saturday for their second straight draw.

Portugal dominated the Group F match with Ronaldo in the thick of the action and had a golden chance to win when they were awarded a penalty when he went down under a challenge from Martin Hinteregger in the 78th minute.

However, Ronaldo, who also missed a penalty in a friendly defeat by Bulgaria in March, sent his effort against the foot of the post.

Ronaldo also sidefooted wide from a good position in the first half and forced two good saves from Robert Almer in quick succession after halftime. Nani also headed against the post just before the half hour.

Hungary lead the group with four points, followed by Portugal and Iceland on two and Austria on one. Portugal meet Hungary in their last game.  

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