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Cristiano Ronaldo persuaded Joao Moutinho to take a penalty against Poland

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It's fair to say that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has had a rather topsy-turvy Euro 2016 campaign so far. 

The unpredictable forward has only found the back of the net - from open play - in one solitary game. 

Despite the fact that Portugal are yet to secure a victory during a 90-minute period, the national side are in the semi-finals of the competition. 

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But they have well and truly done it the hard way. Three straight draws in the group stages handed them a place in the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed teams, while they just about overcame Croatia in the Round of 16 with a late goal in extra-time. 

Ultimately, though, their latest triumph proved even more nerve racking. Indeed, they secured their place in the last four after a penalty shootout win over Poland.

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Watching Ronaldo 

And, of course, Ronaldo was prominent throughout. The Real Madrid man led from the front to score Portugal's first penalty and, as you can see below, was fairly erratic. 

Interestingly, though, it also appears that he persuaded midfielder Joao Moutinho to step up and take a penalty. Moutinho also scored. Would things have been different if the midfielder had opted out of taking a penalty? 

Anyway, you can see just how Ronaldo acted during the entire shootout below: 

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La Liga
Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal National Football Team
Manchester United
Euro 2016

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