Cristiano Ronaldo received praise from the world press after his stellar performance with Portugal against the Netherlands, in which he netted two goals that put his national team in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.
Marca (Spain): "Cristiano Ronaldo wins half a Ballon d'Or. The Real Madrid 별, 스타 led the comeback against the Netherlands. The Portuguese footballer gave a stellar performance, scoring two goals and hitting the posts several times."
As (Spain): "Cristiano is golden. He scored two goals and drove the Netherlands crazy. He showcased power, participation, spectacle and goals, dropping the jaw of the entire football world."
El Pais (Spain): "Cristiano was formidable. The striker showcased his genius. The repertoire of this formidable athlete has no limits. He also wowed with his assists."
El Mundo (Spain): "Cristiano Ronaldo was the 별, 스타 with room and the usual strength, but he was 더 많이 dangerous as well. The Dutch defence could not stop his total football."