Cristiano Ronaldo Is A Walking Contradiction

My favorite moment of Euro 2016 so far was not an amazing goal. It was not an amazing save, or Wales somehow winning their group, or any song sang by the Irish, or Jogi Low being disgusting. At the end of Iceland and Portugal's 1-1 draw, Cristiano Ronaldo stood over a free kick from a little less than 25 yards out, easily within his range. He took the free kick. He smashed it right into the wall. The ball bounced up off the wall and while it was in the air the ref blew the whistle to end the game. Ronaldo turned around in disgust and frustration.

Watch Messi's Free Kick That Broke Gabriel Batistuta's Scoring Record

Lionel Messi broke Gabriel Batistuta's Argentina National Team all-time scoring record in the most dazzling way possible: with a scorching free kick. La Pulga now has 55 career goals for La Albiceleste t Batistuta's 54.

The free kick put Argentina up 2-0 on the USA. The game finished 4-0, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice and Ezequiel Lavezzi scoring once. The best goal of the night, though, belonged to Messi.

Northern Ireland Survive German Siege To Keep Tournament Hopes Alive, Despite Losing 1-0

Northern Ireland vs. Germany finished 1-0 in favor of Die Mannschaft, but it could have been so much worse.

Germany could have ended the first half 5-0 in front, but Northern Ireland held on, thanks in large part to the performance of goalkeeper Michael McGovern, who made seven magnificent saves throughout the match.

The result sees Germany top Group C, while Northern Ireland's ability to keep the score down means they are very much still alive in this competition. 

Turkey Smash Czechs Out Of Euro 2016, But It May Be Too Little, Too Late

The Czech Republic vs. Turkey kicked off with both teams needing to win in order to give themselves a chance to progress.

An opening goal from Burak Yilmaz, followed by a rocket from Ozan Tufan gave Turkey a 2-0 victory, knocking the Czechs out of the competition.

Despite the win, it may not be enough for Turkey to progress, as they sit third with three points and a goal differential of negative two. 

Poland Reaches The Knockout Rounds Courtesy To A Blaszczykowski Screamer

As Poland's stars failed to convert in Poland's match Tuesday, it was a substitute, Jakub Blaszczykowsk, that made the difference. Starting the 2nd half, it took Blaszczykowsk just 9 minutes to impact the game. Poland took a short corner that led to Milik picking out Jakub in the box where he eventually fired a left footed rip that was a top corner seeker. Poland advances to the knockout rounds as 2nd in the group behind Germany where they will face Switzerland. An exciting moment for the Polish as they eliminate Ukraine from the Euros and continue their run. 

Perisic Buries Spain With A Late Winner

Potentially one of the biggest roller coaster games to take place in the Euros so far, Spain v. Croatia was a thriller. A 1-1 deadlock would have been broken if Sergio Ramos would have been able to convert from the spot but failed to do so as Danijel Subasic made a strong save to keep Croatia alive. Momentum shifts were evident throughout the game but in the end it was Croatia with the higher inensity and energy that won them the game and Group D.

Paul Pogba’s Agent Is Playing The Transfer Game And Playing It Well

With the transfer season in full swing, agents around the world are trying to coax the most money possible out of the players they represent. One of the ways agents do this is by leaking select information to the media in order to strengthen their position in negotiations, whether that means a player’s current club improving that player’s contract or a prospective club increasing its offer in order to outbid the competition.  

England And Slovakia's Brutal 0-0 Draw Allows Wales To Win Group B

Fans of uninteresting 0-0 draws must have been delighted at Slovakia vs. England Monday, because it set the standard for uninteresting 0-0 draws. Slovakia fans also probably enjoyed it, because the result means the Slovaks are likely through to the knockout stage.

Unbiased observers (really, if you're an unbiased observer, why would you watch this game?) took naps, while England fans and Martin Skrtel haters — a lot of overlap in that group — were not thrilled about the game.

"I Hope Puma Don't Produce Condoms," Says Xherdan Shaqiri After Four Swiss Jerseys Tear During Match

If you happened to watch Switzerland grind out a 0-0 draw with France on Sunday, we're sorry. We're so very, very sorry. 

It was a dull game, a fact which becomes all the more prevalent when you consider the fact most of the post-game analysis has been regarding the material of the Swiss team's Puma-produced jerseys.