Posted June 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Maybe, just maybe, those taunting cries of ''Messi, Messi, Messi'' that follow Cristiano Ronaldo everywhere will abate now. Ronaldo led Portugal to the quarterfinals of the European Championship with perhaps his best game on the international stage, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Sunday. Now the world is looking for an encore - or two or three. His next job comes on Thursday, when the Portuguese play the Czech Republic for a place in the semifinals. The big question is: Will Ronaldo crumble again as the games get ever more intense?
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