Cristiano Ronaldo: 18 times he has proven to be a big-game player for club and country

Be it for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus or for Portugal, Ronaldo has historically stepped up with goals when it matters most

Powered by automated translation

Portugal will once again look to Cristiano Ronaldo for inspiration when they take to the field on Sunday for the Uefa Nations League final in Porto against the Netherlands.

The Juventus striker had stepped up in the semi-finals as his hat-trick fired them to a 3-1 win over Switzerland.

The only real surprise about Wednesday's heroics were that people are still surprised at the 34 year old's ability to step up on the big occasion.

He has made a consistent habit of being on the scoresheet and making a difference in major matches over the past 15 years.

Ahead of the clash with the Netherlands here is a look back at 18 times Ronaldo made an impact when it mattered.