Cristiano Ronaldo Misses Penalty As Bulgaria Beat Portugal


Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal suffered a surprise home defeat by Bulgaria as their Euro 2016 preparations took a dent.

Marcelinho’s 19th-minute effort settled the match as the visitors ran out 1-0 winners, before Ronaldo saw a penalty saved by Vladislav Stoyanov

Real Madrid star Ronaldo was denied by Stoyanov a further three times as Portugal searched in vain for an equaliser.

Portugal face Iceland, Austria and Hungary in the group stages at France, after facing England in a friendly on June 2.

Elsewhere, an own goal from Maxime Chanot and strikes from Milan Djuric and Miralem Pjanic gave Bosnia-Herzegovina a 3-0 win in Luxembourg.

Belarus drew 0-0 in Armenia while Latvia’s trip to Slovakia was also goalless.

In Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers, Gervinho scored the only goal for Ivory Coast as they beat Sudan 1-0.

Algeria beat Ethiopia 7-1, while Nigeria drew 1-1 with Egypt.