He played his part with two assists in a World Cup classic in the last-16 tie but it was not enough to save Argentina's fragile defence from the firepower of France and, in particular, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe in a 4-3 defeat.
In the 5th minute, Ronaldo nearly gave Portugal their first goal, when he played a lovely straight shot, just a few yards away from the penalty box, only to be saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
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That's football at the end of the day, there can only be one victor , and it goes to the best team rather than the best player. Both these nations won their respective World Cup groups and can come into this tie full of confidence. "I am sure he will.
Lionel Messi is yet to score from eight knockout games in World Cup history. "Leo?" newly-painted above the Ronaldo portrait. Maradona was a genius as a player, leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and again to the final four years later.
Later in Sochi, Ronaldo - who started the World Cup with a hat-trick against Spain - was powerless to prevent Portugal slipping out of the tournament as Edinson Cavani scored two brilliant goals in a 2-1 win to send the European champions home.
Interestingly Arsen told the newspaper that the couple had fallen in love when they met in a bar whilst watching the 2002 World Cup hosted by Korea/Japan. The years and life go on for everyone and I get to 57 years of age watching my team beaten by a team that I do not think is one of the best at the World Cup. He did register his fifth World Cup assist in the match, though, thus becoming only the third player alongside Thomas Muller and Diego Maradona to have registered five goals and five assists over the last 10 World Cups.
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Speaking to Britain's Sunday newspapers he said, "Maybe if I'd played against Belgium and didn't score, I'd be thinking, "I didn't score in the last game".
"We saw Mbappe who is on the way to become, along with Neymar, ahead of Messi and Ronaldo". The Frenchman has been one of the players of the tournament so far, and this was arguably his best performance of the lot.
Another ardent Argentina and Lionel Messi fan from Kerala, Dinu Alex, had claimed his life by jumping in a river, hours after the team had lost to Croatia.
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They're saying that this agency has gotten out of control, and its responsibilities need to be moved to other agencies. He added that he was happy about that because he didn't think Democrats would ever "win another election".
"We tried many different tactics - surround him, create space for him ... we tried to use everything we had to allow him to do what he can do".