LISTEN: On today’s EUROS DAILY, Do Portugal need Cristiano Ronaldo or are they scared of him?

  • Cristiano Ronaldo was in the spotlight during Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Turkey 
  • Portugal purred as they progressed from the group – but do they need Ronaldo?
  • LISTEN to It’s All Kicking Off! on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. New episodes released every day during the Euros 

Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines once again as Portugal cruised through Group F at Euro 2024 after beating Turkey 3-0 last night.

The superstar is still waiting for his first goal in Germany but unselfishly squared to Bruno Fernandes for his country’s third of the evening. There were still hints of histrionics, however, with his team-mates producing the game’s biggest moments.

In the build-up to Portugal’s second goal, Ronaldo was spotted throwing his arms up in frustration after Joao Cancelo misread his run, only for Samet Akaydin’s poor back pass to roll beyond goalkeeper Altay Bayindir and into the back of the net.

Ronaldo was pestered for selfies by a number of pitch invaders in Dortmund and remains his nation’s talisman – but do they need him any longer?

Mail Sport’s Ian Ladyman has posed the question of whether or not Ronaldo is deserving of his place or if Portugal are simply too scared to say no to him on the latest episode of It’s All Kicking Off – released daily during the tournament.

Judging from our interviews with Portugal supporters, there is only one answer.

Listen to It’s All Kicking Off! on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. New episodes released every day during the Euros.

Cristiano Ronaldo stole the spotlight during Portugal’s victory against Turkey at Euro 2024