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Ronaldo’s Missed Penalty: A Rare Moment of Vulnerability.

Tears went to win for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s Round of 16 Euro 2024 game against Slovenia. After the soccer star, 39, missed an extra shot in the 114th moment with the score tied 0-0, Ronaldo grasped his head and got close to home as his colleagues reassured him. The famous striker — who is an all-time driver — hadn’t yet associated with the net in the competition, and the dissatisfaction was displayed all over during the match on Monday, July 1.

In any case, Ronaldo later bounced back by scoring his group’s most memorable punishment in the shootout. Portugal’s objective was additionally helped by goalkeeper Diogo Costa saving every one of the three of Slovenia’s endeavors. After the game, the competitor explained his feelings during the challenge. “Definitely, it’s the last Euro [for me], obviously it is,” Ronaldo, who currently holds the record, said. “In any case, I’m not close to home about that. I’m moved by all that football involves, by the energy I have for the game, the excitement I find in the fans, having my family here, individuals’ enthusiasm… there’s actually no need to focus on leaving the universe of football. What else could there be for me to do or win?” Ronaldo and Portugal won Euro 2016 and were in the last in 2004 and elimination round in 2012. Presently, the group stands ready to proceed with its run, progressing to the quarterfinals. All of this implies that the incredible soccer player is thinking about the past while also looking at what’s to come. Portugal takes on No. 2 FIFA-positioned France on Friday, July 5.