Poll of the Day: Was Ronaldo right to wait for the fifth penalty?

The Real Madrid star was deprived of the chance to even take a spot-kick in Wednesday's semi-final shoot-out, and Goal.com wants to know what you have to say on the matter
Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final between Portugal and Spain was too close to call, and inevitably went to the lottery of a penalty shoot-out to decide which team would progress to Sunday's tournament decider.

In a dramatic shoot-out, Xabi Alonso saw his opening penalty saved by Seleccao stopper Rui Patricio, only for Iker Casillas to save Joao Moutinho’s effort for the Portuguese.

Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos then scored for La Roja, with Pepe and Nani replying for Portugal - before Bruno Alves missed for Paulo Bento’s side.

Cesc Fabregas stepped up to drill home the deciding penalty, robbing Ronaldo - who had opted to take the potentially-crucial fifth spot-kick - of the chance to even feature in the shoot-out.

Immediately after the contest, Ronaldo was subject to claims that he should not have shirked his penalty responsibilities.


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