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Ronaldo will break scoring duck against Hungary, says coach Santos

By Paul Burrows

Published 22/06/2016

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has not been in his best form at the Euros
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has not been in his best form at the Euros

Portugal coach Fernando Santos is "absolutely sure" Cristiano Ronaldo will break his duck during tonight's decider against Hungary, as his side search for the three points needed to be certain of a place in the last 16.

The Real Madrid star had a frustrating night on Saturday when he missed a penalty and his team were held to a goalless draw by Austria.

The Selecao das Quinas have scored a single goal so far in the tournament, recording a 1-1 draw in their opener against Iceland. However, this is not something which worries Santos, who backed his misfiring striker as he told a press conference: "Ronaldo is a player who scores a lot of goals and I'm absolutely sure he will score in the next game against Hungary. It was the first time (against Austria) we failed to score under my reign. We created many chances, we didn't score but I think we will next time. It doesn't matter if we play better or ugly football."

Meanwhile, UEFA has fined the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) €65,000(£55,000) following crowd disorder during their Euro 2016 match against Iceland.

A series of disturbances occurred towards the end of Saturday's Group F game in Marseille, in which a late Birkir Saevarsson own goal saw Hungary earn a 1-1 draw.

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