Cristiano Ronaldo scores behind-the-goal effort in Portugal training

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Earlier this season, Lionel Messi wowed everyone by scoring and incredible behind-the-goal strike in training.

After his video went viral, the Argentine superstar started a trend. Luis Suarez gave it a go, so did Neymar and Eden Hazard also produced a magnificent effort. (See all of those efforts by scrolling down the page.)

But Cristiano Ronaldo was biding his time before getting involved.


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The three-time Ballon d’Or has finally got in on the act during a Portugal training session at Euro 2016. Ronaldo may be a bit closer to the goal than the others, but that potentially makes it harder as the ball has less time to spin into the net.

The 31-year-old produced a beautiful outside of the foot effort which ended up in the back into the goal in style.

It was an impressive effort from Ronaldo, but was it as good as these?

Messi's effort

Suarez's effort

Neymar's effort

Hazard's effort

Ronaldo controversy 

The forward hit the headlines earlier this week for his controversial comments following Portugal’s match with Iceland.

After a 1-1 draw in which Ronaldo failed to impress, the former Manchester United player said: “The way they celebrated at the end was unbelievable. Iceland don’t try to play, they just defend, defend and defend.

“Then they celebrate like they have won the Euros.

“This in my opinion shows a small mentality. They are not going to do anything in this competition.”

The comments were extremely harsh considering Iceland have a population of just 330,000.

Ronaldo will hope to hit the headlines for all the right reasons this weekend when Portugal take on Austria in a crunch match. The two nations were expected to qualify from the group with ease but after the Austrians lost to Hungary and Portugal drew to Iceland, they will both for desperate for the three points.

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