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Ronaldo has been crushed by pressure to succeed for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo has proven he can do just about anything on the soccer pitch.
As long as he's wearing a Real Madrid shirt.
During Euro 2012, he's proven almost exactly the opposite whilst wearing his Portugal shirt.
With two matches in the books, Ronaldo has had a total of 76 touches. That, in itself, is mind-blowing.
It gets worse, though.
Despite his lowly touch count, he's had his chances. Twice he was in on goal against Denmark, and twice he seemed to lose all confidence right before taking the shot.
On the first instance, it appeared he could've easily taken another dribble toward goal before unleashing a classic Ronaldo strike on goal. Instead, he pulled up short and the keeper stopped him cold.
The second chance was even more egregious, as there were no defenders in the frame. Alone with the keeper, Ronaldo opted to swing wildly at the ball, pushing it well wide of goal. One has to think that if it was a La Liga game, CR7 would've simply rounded the man in goal and passed the ball into the net.
Not for Portugal, though.