Portugal Thrash Estonia In Final Euro 2016 Warmup Game

Cristiano Ronaldo returned from his Hollywood break to inspire Portugal to a 7-0 friendly victory over Estonia in their penultimate game before the Euros begin on Friday.

The Real Madrid man got among the goals just ahead of Euro 2016, yet it was Quaresma who stole the show, setting up three and bagging two of his own on a red letter night.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned from his break to inspire his team to victory
Cristiano Ronaldo returned from his break to inspire his team to victory

Quaresma’s assisted  the opener as his cross from the right arrived gift-wrapped for Ronaldo , who steadied himself before powering a header into the roof of the net. He wheeled away to celebrate in trademark fashion by the corner flag.Quaresma then got his own name on the scoresheet with another moment of brilliance. Joao Mario slipped a pass to the 32-year-old, who took a touch inside and guided a lob over Pavel Londak and into the far corner.

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Portugal were rampant and a third arrived before the interval. Joao Mario was the provider once more, running free down the right before dragging the ball back to Ronaldo.The Real Madrid man did not make the cleanest contact, but the ball ballooned into the net all the same, much to the delight of the home fans.

Santos rung the changes after the interval. Ronaldo was replaced by Nani for the second period before Pepe and Joao Moutinho were withdrawn.But that didn’t stop Portugal adding another and again it was Quaresma with the final pass. His corner was met by Danilo Pereira, who nodded home easily for the fourth.Quaresma then bagged his third assist of the night, forcing the unlucky Karol Mets to turn into his own net after a ball in from the right for the fifth.

Nor was Quaresma done there. He bagged his second soon after, rifling a shot across goal and into the far corner after good work by substitute Renato Sanchez.Former Swansea striker Eder then put further gloss on the scoreline after a clever Andre Gomes pass.

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