One microphone in a lake, one rescue act, two European Championship records and one press conference that showed where the balance of power lies between himself and Uefa; another day in the life of Cristiano Ronaldo. Or, as the man himself put it when asked about becoming the first player to score at four consecutive Euros and a record 17th appearance at the tournament: “That comes naturally.”
A delighted Heimir Hallgrimsson warned England that Iceland are not afraid of facing them in the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Monday after his side’s rollercoaster 2-1 victory over Austria at Stade de France.
It was an occasion that called for quality, cohesion and courage, and the Republic of Ireland were not found wanting. It was also one that demanded a decisive moment in front of goal, something to spark a result for the ages and, to the unconfined joy of those in green, Robbie Brady provided it.
Arnor Ingvi Traustason supplied the rip-roaring dream climax to this match when, with the very final touch of the ball, he finished past Robert Almer to claim a scarcely believable winner and continue Iceland’s fairytale at this European Championship.
The Manchester City winger has scored only four goals in his last three Premier League seasons, but is still reportedly attracting the interest of both Milan clubs.
The Greek club are currently in talks with Villa over a deal for the 29-year-old Spaniard.
Tottenham are reportedly closing in on a double deal for Victor Wanyama and Antonio Sanabria.
Watford have been linked with a move for Albania talisman and Lazio star Etrit Berisha.
Republic of Ireland and West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph will face France and superstar clubmate Dimitri Payet at Euro 2016.
Scott Brown bites back at Ibrox midfielder Joey Barton after the Rangers man's comments.