Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo just hit a rocket of a free-kick at Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who just manages to block the effort.

Portugal have started brightly thus far, looking the more likely to score so far, although Ronaldo’s effort was the first save that the former Chelsea star has had to make.

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There hasn’t been a single free-kick goal at the tournament thus far, despite 39 matches having already been completed, but CR7 nearly broke that curse with his rocketed effort.