The Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo proved his worth yet again in Reykjavik this evening, helping his team to a hard-fought 3-1 victory in the qualifiers for the UEFA Euro 2012 championships.
Iceland played host to on-form Portugal at the Laugardalsvollur stadium in a game which ended 3-1 in favour of the visitors. The Icelandic team put up a better fight than the final score suggests, but remains without a point after three matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed the game more than most, opening the score sheet after just three minutes with an emphatic goal straight from a free kick. Ronaldo was prominent all match long and really showcased his world class skills.
Hreidar Helgason equalised for the home team in the 17th minute with a header. There was some debate whether the ball crossed the line, but the assistant referee granted the goal.
Raul Meireles scored the next Portugal goal in the 27th minute.
Iceland performed well in the second half and kept the opposition under control until the 72nd minute when goalkeeper Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson made a costly mistake in failing to stop a cross from Cristiano Ronaldo which was nicked into the empty net by Helder Postiga, Visir.is reported.