Cristiano Ronaldo will once again attract the limelight when the Portugal national football team locks horns with the Turkey national football team in UEFA Euro 2024 on Saturday, June 22. The star forward, widely regarded by fans as one of the 'greatest of all time', made history by becoming the first-ever player to feature in six different editions of the European championships when he was named in Portugal's starting XI against Czech Republic in their Euro 2024 opener. But will he once again be part of the Portugal starting XI, this time against Turkey? Or will he start from the bench? In this article, we shall take a look at this. Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts As Portugal Beat Czech Republic 2–1 in Opening Match of UEFA Euro 2024, Says ‘Until the End’ (View Post).

Portugal survived a scare against Czech Republic in their first match of UEFA Euro 2024 when they found themselves down by a goal in the 62nd minute after Czechia's Lukas Provod scored the opener. However, an own goal from Robin Hranac calmed down the nerves in the Portugal camp before Francisco Conceicao's late winner sealed all three points for the former European champions. They will now be up against a side like Turkey, which defeated debutants Georgia 3-1 in their opening match. UEFA Euro 2024: Bruno Fernandes Hails ‘Big Value’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe After Portugal Win Over Czech Republic.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo Play Tonight in Turkey vs Portugal UEFA Euro 2024 Match?

Fans might wonder if Cristiano Ronaldo will be part of Portugal's starting XI and it seemingly looks like he will. Unless there's any injury to him or any other reason, Ronaldo will make it to the playing XI. As a matter of fact, a lot would rest on his shoulders if Portugal are to get past Turkey in this match and seal what would be a second win and passage into the round of 16. Ronaldo has trained well with the Portugal national football team and has kept his fans updated with pictures from the training session.

Ronaldo is the highest goal-scorer in the history of the European Championships, having netted a total of 14 goals in six editions. The Al-Nassr star would dearly love to add to that tally and help Portugal clinch another three points, which will put them at the top of Group F standings.

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