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Portugal 0 - Austria 0

Saturday, 18th June

Portugal have reached the quarter-finals at the last five tournaments but are the only team to lose an European Championship Final on home soil; in 2004.

Austria started with intent and Martin Harnik should have done better with his header in front of goal, with three minutes on the clock.

Then at the other end, Nani headed over; as both teams made early statements of intent.

In the 22nd minute, Nani pulled the ball back for Ronaldo. The Portugal captain hit the ball first time; hard, and wide.

Plenty of action at both ends, but no end result at the break.

Half-time: Portugal 0 - Austria 0

The second-half started the way the first one ended. If anything, advantage Ronaldo.

Drama again eleven minutes from time when Martin Hinteregger pulled back Cristiano Ronaldo in the penalty area. The goalkeeper never looked like saving the penalty, but the ball bounced back off the post.

Then in the 85th minute another chance didn't go Ronaldo's way, when his thumping header from Moutinho's free-kick was disallowed.

No goals, but quite an enjoyable ninety minutes of football

Group F in Paris.

Travel to Portugal Travel to Austria

Final Score: Portugal 0 - Austria 0

Travel to Portugal Portugal:
1-Rui Patricio;
11-Vieirinha, 3-Pepe, 6-Ricardo Carvalho, 5-Raphael Guerreiro;
20-Ricardo Quaresma, 14-William Carvalho, 8-Joao Moutinho, 15-Andre Gomes;
17-Nani, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo.

Travel to Austria Austria:
1-Robert Almer;
17-Florian Klein, 15-Sebastian Prodl, 4-Martin Hinteregger, 5-Christian Fuchs;
6-Stefan Ilsanker, 14-Julian Baumgartlinger, 11-Martin Harnik, 8-David Alaba;
7-Marko Arnautovic, 20-Marcel Sabitzer.

Euro 2016 in France.

Michel - Founder of TravelNotes.org and Meta-Travel.com