Portugal vs Iran: Match in pictures

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran.

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran. (Getty Images)
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Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard's penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline. (Getty Images)
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Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's missed spot-kick. (Getty Images)
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Unlike Ronaldo, Ansarifard made no mistake with a powerful finish into the roof of the net to set up a grandstand finish in Saransk. (Getty Images)
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Taremi fluffed his lines in the dying embers, firing into the side-netting from close range as Portugal held out for a crucial point. (Getty Images)
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Predictably it was Ronaldo who had the first chance lashing a powerful strike goalwards that Alireza Beiranvand held onto. (Getty Images)
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Portugal are into the last 16 in second place, behind Spain – who themselves secured a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco. (Getty Images)
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Iran responded well and Alireza Jahanbakhsh led a swift counter-attack before sliding a pass to Vahid Amiri. (Getty Images)
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Quaresma let rip with a wonderful outside-of-the-boot effort that looped over Beiranvand into the top-left corner. (Getty Images)
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Taremi was unable to complete the miracle turnaround as Iran ultimately fell at the first hurdle. (Getty Images)
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