Cristiano Ronaldo used a typical football expression to tell Thibaut Courtois that Belgium was lucky in the 1-0 victory against Portugal on Sunday, claiming that the ball did not want to enter the gate.
Thorgan Hazard scored the only and triumphant goal for Belgium at the Estadio de La Cartuja, to send Roberto Martinez’s team to the quarterfinals.
Portugal failed in their attempts to defend the European trophy, won in 2016, and left Euro 2020 with only one win, two losses and one draw.
Ronaldo, who scored five goals, the most so far in this tournament, was looking for a personal record, in addition to glory with the homeland.
He aimed to break the record of the Iranian legend, Daei, for the most international goals, after he had equaled his record of 109 goals in the preliminary match against France.
The 36-year-old Juventus striker endangered Thibaut Courtois’s goal only once, when he forced him to make a brilliant reception with a powerful free kick but was not noticed further.
Portugal were able to equalize on two occasions 10 minutes before the end, but Dias’s powerful header was stopped by Courtois, before Guerrero hit the post a few moments later.
In a video posted by UEFA on Twitter, Ronaldo is heard telling Courtois that Belgium was lucky with a typical Italian expression (Culo, eh?), Before saying to him in Spanish: “The ball did not want to enter the goal ”.
Ronaldo wished good luck to Belgium for the rest of the race. The Belgian red devils will face Italy in the quarterfinals on Friday in Munich.