Cristiano Ronaldo endured a frustrating night with Portugal as they lost 0-3 to Netherlands in a Pre-World Cup friendly match on Monday evening.
Ronaldo was part of the team that lost embarrassingly to a Netherland’s team that failed to make the World Cup ticket to Russia later this year.
Former Manchester United’s winger Depay opened the scoring for Netherlands in the 11th minute, while Ryan Babel and Liverpool’s record signing both scored in the first half to give Netherland a 3-0 victory over Portugal.
Ronaldo Failed To Register a Single Shot For The First Time all Season
Adding to his frustration, the five time Balon d’or winner was later subbed off and was replaced by Moutinho in the 68th minute. Not so used to heavy defeat, Ronaldo could not hide his disappointment at his teammates performance and could only imagine such dismal display would not be tolerated at the major tournament
WALE 0-1 EURUGUAY: CAVANI SECURES VICTORY
Wales lost in the China Cup final as Edinson Cavani‘s goal secured victory for an impressive Uruguay side.
A frantic first half somehow ended goalless despite several chances at both ends, with Wales lucky not to be trailing at the break after Barcelona forward Luis Suarez twice hit the post.
The South Americans moved up a gear in the second half, and Cavani gave them a deserved lead with a tap-in.
Wales could not find an equaliser despite sub Lee Evans coming close.
They competed valiantly but the tempo deteriorated in the closing stages as new manager Ryan Giggs’ second match in charge ended in defeat.
The former captain had made the perfect start to his tenure with Thursday’s 6-0 hammering of China, in which Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick to become Wales’ leading goalscorer.
But if China seemed like simple cannon fodder, former World Cup and Copa America champions Uruguay were a different proposition altogether and were well worth their victory.