Portugal 2 Egypt 1: Late Ronaldo double stuns Salah-inspired Pharaohs 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-gasp double denied Mohamed Salah and Egypt victory as Portugal instead snatched a dramatic 2-1 friendly win in Zurich.

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The Real Madrid star had been frustrated for long periods in a largely drab contest as Egypt’s own leading light Salah looked to have taken the scalp of the European champions.

But a pair of stoppage-time headers from Ronaldo – the second allowed only after conference with VAR – turned the game on its head and showed just why Portugal cannot be written off ahead of the World Cup.

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Fernando Santos’ men looked to be down and out, running out of ideas after the in-form Salah – enjoying a stunning 36-goal season with Liverpool – struck early in the second half.

Chances just were not falling for Ronaldo, but what seemed to be one last rally resulted in a scrappy effort to level the scores and Portugal quickly sought the winner that arrived from the head of their 33-year-old talisman.
While Santos should still have concerns after a directionless display for the most part, Ronaldo’s stunning form in 2018 is enough to ease most worries, his brace making it 23 for the year for club and country.



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