Cristiano Ronaldo Thinks Spain’s Victory Over Portugal Was An “Injustice” (GIF)
Last night at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, Portugal gave Spain everything they had during their semifinal match at the 2012 UEFA European Football Championships. They nearly equaled them in total attempts on goal (11-10 in favor of Spain) and corner kicks (7-6 for Spain), and they reduced a Spanish team that entered the game with 70% possession in the tournament, to just 57% possession on the night.
There was certainly no shortage of chances for the Portuguese, as Cristiano Ronaldo had several opportunities to put one of his patented free kicks past Spanish keeper and Real Madrid teammate, Iker Casillas, only to watch the ball sore over the crossbar time and time again. And after 120 minutes of play, neither team could find the back of the net, resulting in the need for penalty kicks to determine a winner.
Portugal was looking good early, after keeper Rui Patricio stopped Xabi Alonso on Spain’s first penalty kick, but ensuing misses from Portugal’s João Moutinho and Bruno Alves, and goals from Spain’s next four shooters would result in a Spanish birth in the Euro 2012 finals, and what Cristiano Ronaldo apparently described as an “Injustica,” or “Injustice.”
At least he didn’t cry this time.
Hat Tip – [101 Great Goals]