France and Portugal are both safely through to the last 16 of Euro 2020 as they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw that sawequal Ali Daie’s record of 109 international goals.
Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot, sandwiching a double from his former Real Madrid colleague Karim Benzema, who got his first international goals since 2015.
Cristiano Ronaldo will have better games, but he will have few more memorable. Without being at his best, he converted a couple of penalties, which were vital in his side progressing to the last 16. Additionally, he has equalled Daie’s record of 109 international goals and is well set to win the Golden Boot.
Continues to look a different player from the one that features for Manchester United. Set up Benzema’s goal with a brilliant pass and nearly got on the scoresheet himself with a curling shot that Rui Patricio had little right to claw out of his top-left corner.
Karim Benzema came into this game a man under pressure. He had failed to score in his four international matches since returning to the France fold. Held his nerve to equalise from the penalty spot when France were struggling then scored with a fine finish early in the second half after breaking the offside trap.