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Cristiano Ronaldo left bloodied and bandaged from a bad collision but fights for Portugal


Cristiano Ronaldo was left covered in blood after a collision while playing for Portugal, but managed to stay on the pitch, only to give away a penalty.

The Manchester United striker took a nasty arm to the face of Czech Republic goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik as he attempted to place a header, and was left red-faced – literally.

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Ronaldo was left with blood pouring from his face

And left the land in a state

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And left the land in a state

The Portugal captain was bloodied and bruised in the 13th minute and was later treated with a bandaged and swollen nose stuffed with cotton.

But despite being taken off the field of play and appearing to be in serious pain, the 37-year-old lived to fight another day and kept playing.

Just 10 minutes later, the usually clinical striker was still clearly feeling the aftereffects when Bruno Fernandes pulled back a pass, only for Ronaldo to smell his first finish.

His blushes were soon spared, however, as Man United team-mate Diogo Dalot continued his fine season when his run forward was rewarded with a pass from Rafael Leao, calmly exploited from behind.

It was then two o’clock when Fernandes netted an even easier finish off a brilliantly placed Mario Rui cross.

Ronaldo might have thought he was off the hook, but a wandering arm from the five-time Champions League winner then handed the Czechs a penalty just before the break.

After Schick's missed penalty and his teammates' goals, Ronaldo was smiling again

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After Schick’s missed penalty and his teammates’ goals, Ronaldo was smiling again


However, Ronaldo was once again saved, with Euro 2020 star Patrik Schick sending the kick wide, keeping Portugal out of reach.

Schick was then punished for his waste at the start of the second half when Dalot made it 3-0 with an assist from Fernandes.

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