Ronaldo's Portugal seeking rebound in Euro 2016 clash against Austria


Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-18 13:24 Paris: 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. (ANI)