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At Euro 2016, Ronaldo doesn't make same mistake twice

John Leicester - Associated Press

PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo didn't make the same mistake twice.

In a semifinal penalty shoot-out against Spain at the 2012 European Championship, Portugal's star played no part.

He was fifth in line to step up to the spot. But, by then, the match was already lost. Spain had won the shootout 4-2 and Ronaldo never even got to take his kick.

Against Poland on Thursday (Friday in Manila), Ronaldo was first in line.

The end result was a victory that sends Portugal to the semifinals for a fifth time.

It will next play the winner of Belgium's match against Wales.

Here are five things to know about Portugal's quarterfinal win in Marseille.

 

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