This time around, Cristiano Ronaldo has plenty of help. Portugal enter EURO 2016 as an outside pick to win the crown, and their offence will take them as far as they go.
Ronaldo is fresh off another astoundingly dominant campaign with Real Madrid, as he scored 35 goals in La Liga. He can win games single-handedly, and at times, take on several players at a time.
But he won’t have to. Portugal finally have a multitude of worthy attackers and midfielders who can create goals. Nani has seemingly always lived in Ronaldo’s shadow, but his pace and finishing are top notch.
In the midfield, Joao Mario and Joao Moutinho will put Ronaldo and Nani in prime scoring opportunities. Mario and Moutinho are tremendous passers and use their outstanding pace to their advantage.
Meanwhile, likely the most anticipated Portuguese player since Ronaldo is included on the squad. 18-year-old Renato Sanches is an absolute blur. The now Bayern Munich sensation provides scary athleticism and explosiveness to an already solid midfield.
With this barrage of playmakers, Portugal will score quite often. The Portuguese side is clearly more talented than all of those in their grouping, which consists of Iceland, Hungary and Austria.
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Ronaldo remembers the last EUROs, when Spain beat the Portuguese side in penalties.
The Real Madrid star didn’t even attempt one, so fully expect him to look to avenge that defeat with multiple dominant performances. And if he continues to excel internationally the way he did at the club level, Papa John’s will make Portugal’s triumph even tastier for you with half-price pizza.