Portugal was held by the brilliant Austria at the PARC de princes where Ronaldo wasted a glorious opportunity when he hit the base of the cross bar. The Portuguese team tested the Austrian defense on several occasions but was not able to torment them and even if they did the Austrian goalkeeper come up with some stirring saves that received high praise from everyone.
The goalkeeper utterly frustrated Ronaldo by saving his two brilliant shots at the goal and even the block of none proved to be crucial for the Austrian team. The Portuguese team was also caught on several occasions and the Austrian striker Stefan Ilsanker did forced a good save from the Portugal goalkeeper. Ronaldo was making his record appearance in Portugal team but failed to score a penalty when he was brought down by Martin Hinteregger and was prevented by the post to become the only man to score at four consecutive Euros finals. Here is how the players were rated-
Portugal vs. Austria: A Frustrating night for the Portuguese team
Rui Patricio – 6
The Portuguese number one had nothing to do in the first half, but come up with a fine save when he was tested.
Vieirinha – 6
He did a brilliant job in the defensive front as he kept the dangerous Arnautovic silent but was not good enough in the attack.
Pepe – 6
Good night for him, though he was back to his old antics when he was on the relieving end of a yellow card.
Ricardo Carvalho – 7
Old is gold and Ricardo Carvalho truly proved it with his brilliant performance.
Raphael Guerrieiro – 7
Pitch perfect performance by him as he looked composed on both fronts and could be an exciting addition to the Bundesliga giants.
William Carvalho – 6
The highly rated sporting club de Portugal man dealt with David alaba brilliantly and was good at timely interceptions.
Joa Moutinho – 6
It was an ordinary performance by him as he failed to produce any master class move for his team.
Andre Gomes – 5
Looked blatant and like a shadow of the player that was a star against Iceland.
Ricardo Quaresma – 7
It was a good performance by the man who didn’t give christen focus a minute’s rest.
Nani – 5
Scored a brilliant goal in the opening match, but was disappointing against the Austrian team and the only shot hit the frame of the goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 4
It was a very poor performance by the Real Madrid goal machine as he missed a penalty that could have changed the outcome of the match and looked frustrated for the most part of the match.
Robert Almer – 8
Man of the match, produce some world class saves to earn a point for his team.
Florian Klein – 7
Did a decent job in dealing with the Ronaldo threat and frustrated him with the marking.
Sebastian Prodl – 6
It was a horrendous first half from him, but settled in the second half with some impressive display.
Martin Hinteregger – 5
He came up with good performance in the first half, but was lucky that the penalty he conceded was not converted into the goal.
Christian Fuchs – 5
Didn’t pose any attacking threat and had trouble handling Qauresma with ease.
Stefean Ilsanker – 6
He was good defensively, but not in the attack apart from one good shot of him.
Julian Baumgartlinger – 7
Brilliant with his movements and restricted the Portuguese midfielders to great extent.
Marcel Sabitzer – 6
He delivered absolutely nothing apart from the wonderful cross in early stages of the game.
David Alaba -4
A lot was expected from the Bayern Munich man, but was poor or indeed very poor.
Mark Arnautovic – 5
Flop perforce from the stoke city star, but sparkled in the dying stages of the game.
Martin Harnik – 6
Good performance, but was not supported by his fellow attackers.