Turkey humiliated by 'most embarrassing own goal' as Cristiano Ronaldo throws tantrum – Football News

Turkey humiliated by 'most embarrassing own goal' as Cristiano Ronaldo throws tantrum

Samet Akaydin’s own goal gave Portugal a two-goal lead (Image: ITV Sport)

Manchester United goalkeeper Altay Bayindir was left with his head in his hands after he conceded a disastrous own goal at Euro 2024.

The 26-year-old was left helpless when Samet Akaydin’s back-pass was wayward and dribbled past him and into the back of his own net, despite the best efforts of his Turkish teammates.

The calamity handed Portugal a 2-0 lead at the Signal Iduna Park in a match where victory would book their spot in the knockout stages of the competition.

Akaydin received the ball inside his own half after Portugal launched a long ball forward in the hope of playing Cristiano Ronaldo through on goal. However, the pass looked to release the Portuguese skipper into the channel, despite the Al-Nassr forward remaining central and wanting the ball in that area.

After the pass, Ronaldo frustratedly threw his arms into the air in a tantrum-esque fashion, though his frustrations turned to elation after he watched Akaydin take a chance in attempting to play the ball back to his goalkeeper.

Portugal had deservedly taken the lead in the 21st minute when Nuno Mendes linked up with Rafael Leao before delivering his cross into the penalty area. His cross took a few deflections on its way through before ultimately falling at the feet of Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva, who made no mistake in opening his account at the competition.

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The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona among his long-term admirers, and the 29-year-old is likely to stir up further interest if he continues to impress in Germany.

Portugal still do not appear to be at their very best at the Euros though, despite manager Roberto Martinez granting his forwards plenty of creative freedom.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly frustrated before the own goal (Image: Getty)

The Turkey backline appeared shaky throughout the contest – especially after the own goal – and Ronaldo capitalised when spotting that not all of the back four had held their line and thus allowed him to make a darting run in behind.

The ex-Real Madrid star then unselfishly opted not to attempt to grab his first Euro 2024 goal, instead playing the ball to his left for Fernandes to tap into an empty net to wrap up all three points.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1914216/Turkey-own-goal-Portugal-Cristiano-Ronaldo-Euro-2024