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Cristiano Ronaldo gives Portugal 1-0 win over Croatia

Associated Press
Jun 11, 2013 at 08:54am IST

Geneva: Cristiano Ronaldo ended his season by scoring Monday in Portugal's 1-0 win in an international friendly over a Croatia team featuring 16-year-old prospect Alen Halilovic making his debut.

Ronaldo scored in the 36th minute with an angled left-foot shot into the bottom right hand corner of the goal. It was the 28-year-old Portugal winger's 39th international strike.

Still, the match might be remembered as the night the highly touted Halilovic started his international career.

Ronaldo gives Portugal 1-0 win over Croatia

Ronaldo scored in the 36th minute with an angled left-foot shot into the bottom right hand corner of the goal.

The Dinamo Zagreb midfielder stepped on to the stage as a second-half substitute, and showed his potential by firing a left-foot shot just wide of the goal in the 87th minute.

The match marked Portugal's national holiday and was played in Geneva because the Swiss city has a large Portuguese population.

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