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David Alaba's response to Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty is sweary but brilliant

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It seems as though David Alaba was as shocked at Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss as the rest of us. 

The Real Madrid ace had the chance to not only put his side ahead in Portugal's showdown against Austria last night from 12 yards, but also become the first player in history to score at four separate European Championships.

However, the 31-year-old screwed his shot wide off the post and then, to round off a terrible night at the office, had a goal ruled out for offside - meaning Portugal's progress to the next round is far from certain.

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Austria, who lost their opening game against Hungary, were relieved to see Ronaldo miss - Alaba so much so that he swore live on national television.

The Bayern Munich man was asked for his thoughts when he saw Ronaldo put his spot-kick wide, and he reverted to English to give his answer. 

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He said: “”F***. I just said f***.”

Fair enough, and a pretty honest response after what was a remarkable game despite the 0-0 scoreline. 

Ronaldo attempted 10 shots throughout the 90 minutes which, when added to the 11 he attempted against Iceland, means he's had more shots on goal than nine other teams at the tournament. 

Next up for the Portuguese superstar is a key game against Hungary as his side look to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

They currently sit in third place behind Hungary and Iceland in Group F, and while the expanded tournament format means they'll still likely qualify with a draw, a win is necessary in order to secure a favourable opponent in the knockout stages.

Do you think Ronaldo can turn things around and guide Portugal to Euro 2016 glory?

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Topics:
Euro 2016
Football
David Alaba
Bayern Munich
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal National Football Team

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