GIF: Cristiano Ronaldo Heads in 2nd-Half Winner Against Sweden

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 15, 2013

FARO, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 14:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts as he fail to score during the International Friendly match between Portugal and Netherlands at Estadio Algarve on August 14, 2013 in Faro, Portugal.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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It took more than 80 minutes, but Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference for Portugal against Sweden on Friday in the first leg of their World Cup playoff.

With the match scoreless in the 82nd minute, Ronaldo headed in the winner on Miguel Veloso's cross from the left.

GIF by BR UK

Portugal went on to win the match, 1-0. On Tuesday, the same teams meet again in Sweden, with the winner over two legs advancing to next year's World Cup.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for full coverage of World Cup qualifying.