Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal seeking rebound in Euro 2016 clash against Austria

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Paris | Published: June 18, 2016 10:50:18 AM

After enduring a disappointing European Championship opener that saw Portugal draw with Iceland 1-1, the Cristiano Ronaldo-led side will aim to bounce...

Ronaldo was even widely criticised for lambasting Iceland, the smallest country ever to take part in a Euros, for their ‘small mentality’ because of their defensive tactics. (Reuters)Ronaldo was even widely criticised for lambasting Iceland, the smallest country ever to take part in a Euros, for their ‘small mentality’ because of their defensive tactics. (Reuters)

After enduring a disappointing European Championship opener that saw Portugal draw with Iceland 1-1, the Cristiano Ronaldo-led side will aim to bounce back when they take on Austria in their second Group F match on Saturday.

Ronaldo was even widely criticised for lambasting Iceland, the smallest country ever to take part in a Euros, for their ‘small mentality’ because of their defensive tactics.

Despite dominating the game, Portugal players were denied by a brilliant display from Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson.

On the other hand, Austria were shocked 2-0 by neighbours Hungary in their opening game.

A defeat for either side will leave them facing an embarrassing early exit from the prestigious tournament.

Elsewhere, Iceland will take on Hungary in other Group F match, while Belgium will clash against Republic of Ireland in Group E game

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