Cristiano Ronaldo produced an extraordinary performance to win this play-off almost single-handedly.
Erik Hamren named an unchanged starting XI from the first leg, which finished in a 1-0 Portugal victory.
Paolo Bento’s side had one change – Hugo Almeida had made the difference in the first leg as a substitute, so replaced Helder Postiga upfront
It’s difficult to remember a contest that had been promoted so much beforehand as, essentially, an individual battle between two players. Football isn’t an individual sport, of course, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo lived up to the pre-match hype, and completely dominated their sides. Read more »