Cristiano Ronaldo and company at the second attempt failed to win the championship.
In two matches, the Portuguese put 50 shots towards the opponent’s net. Scored one goal and scored two points. Team Fernando Santos pursues a series of misfortunes, often stable in the group stages of the Portuguese this time run the risk of being left out of the playoffs of the European championship.
The main hero of the match was a 32-year-old Austria Robert Almer, who made six saves after the shock of Ronaldo, Vieirinha, Nani. And when Elmer was powerless, the Austrians suddenly helped Ronaldo, who failed to convert his penalty. The leader of the Portuguese national team, becoming the main guard in the history of the national team could beat another record, but the post prevented Ronaldo to score the fourth championship.
Austria once again not impressed – the only shot on target patrício 46 minutes caused Stefan Ilsanker. Perhaps the main disappointment was David Alaba – star universal from Bayern except for a dangerous free-kick strike was a pale shadow of itself.
In the final round of the group stage both teams need a win, and Iceland after the result of the match in the final round for a guaranteed exit in the playoffs enough to play not worse than Portugal.
Portugal — Austria 0:0
Portugal: Patrício — Vieirinha, Pepe, Carvalho, Guerreiro — Quaresma (Mario, 71), William, Moutinho, Gomes (Eder, 83) — Nani, Ronaldo
Austria: Almer — Klein, Prödl, Hinteregger Fuchs — Ilsanker, Baumgartlinger — Harnik, Alaba, Arnautovic — The Home Team
Warning: Quaresma, Pepe — Harnik, Fuchs, Hinteregger, SCHOPF
On 79th minute penalty Ronaldo (bar)