European champions Portugal were held to a 0-0 draw by Ukraine in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday as Cristiano Ronaldo returned for the first time since the World Cup.
Ukraine's veteran goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov kept Portugal at bay with several fine saves in the first hour before the hosts ran out of ideas in the Group B game.
"The team had some good moments and some difficult moments, we failed to take three or four chances in the first half," said Portugal coach Fernando Santos, whose...
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are back on Friday. It's been two-hundred and sixty-five days since we last saw them, each bowing out on the same day, at the same stage of the World Cup, likely with the same heartache.
Lionel Messi was in Kazan, where his Argentina side had let a 2-1 second-half lead slip in a wild, drunken shootout of a knockout game that saw France advance 4-3. Cristiano Ronaldo was in Sochi, a thousand miles away on the banks of the Black Sea, yet shoulder-to-shoulder with...
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the Portugal squad after an eight-and-a-half-month absence.
Ronaldo has not, at his own request, played for the defending European champions since a 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the last 16 of the World Cup on June 30, 2018.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos' side face a Euro 2020 Group B qualifier against Ukraine on March 22 before they play Serbia three days later, with both matches being staged at Lisbon's Estadio da Luz.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus last summer from Real...
The chances of former Manchester United midfielder Nani coming to MLS are "50-50," according to a league source.
Nani, 32, is in his third stint with Portuguese giants Sporting, scoring eight goals in 25 league and cup appearances this season.
beIN Sports USA was the first to report the possibility of Nani heading to North America.
The Portugal international has also been on the books of Fenerbahce, Valencia, and Lazio in recent seasons.
Nani's best years came with United, where he spent parts...