• Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Renato Sanches hit bar as Portugal map with Spain in friendly

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Renato Sanches hit bar as Portugal map with Spain in friendly

    Portugal vs Spain

    Spain coach Luis Enrique fielded an experimental starting 11, leaving out captain Sergio Ramos and handing a vital global commence to 19-year-frail central defender Eric Garcia.

    Listing Credit: Twitter/@Cristiano

    Portugal needed to establish for a 0-0 map at home to Spain in a heavyweight friendly on Wednesday after hammering the crossbar twice and lacking a final-gasp open function.

    Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit a hat-trick when the two aspects met in an exhilarating 2018 World Cup neighborhood stage sport, nearly gave the European champions the lead when he despatched a shot crashing in opposition to the underside of the bar early within the 2d half of.

    Midfielder Renato Sanches went even closer moments later with a vital-time shot at function.

    He moreover hit the backside of the bar sooner than running away to celebrate, fully to depend on the ball soar on the goalline with out crossing it.