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Portugal beat Slovenia on penalties

Portugal beat Slovenia 3-0 on penalties to reach the quarterfinal of Euro 2024, after their last 16 tie ended 0-0 after extra time at Frankfurt Arena in Frankfurt.

Cristiano Ronaldo had missed a penalty in extra time as Portugal failed to break down a resolute Slovenia defence, but he redeemed himself by scoring in the shootout as Portugal booked a quarterfinal against France on Friday.

Portugal’s goalkeeper Diogo Costa was the hero of the shootout, saving three Slovenia penalties.

Cristiano Ronaldo made amends for a missed penalty in extra time by scoring in the penalty shootout as Portugal survived a dramatic last-16 tie with Slovenia.

The game ended goalless and Ronaldo wept after seeing his spot-kick saved by Jan Oblak. But he kept his cool in the shootout, scoring Portugal’s first penalty of the contest. Goalkeeper Diogo Costa was the real hero, though, saving three of Slovenia’s attempts.

Portugal will play France in the quarter-finals.