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Can he take Portugal to the last 16? Pictured: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session.Reuters

After becoming the highest capped player for Portugal following his 128th appearance for the team, when they played Austria, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to achieve another milestone on Wednesday, when Portugal take on Hungary in their final group E game. The Real Madrid star will be appearing in his 17th European Championship match.

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Fernando Santos' side have to get a favourable result, to join Hungary as the other team from the group in the last 16 of the competition. 

Ronaldo, 31, missed oodles of chances to score for his team in their previous match against Austria, which turned out to be a goalless draw. Even worse, his shot from the penalty spot saw the ball hit the upright and go out. Clearly, luck was not on his side in the previous game, but the need of that luck is more crucial than ever for Portugal as a whole on Wednesday.

Santos is expected to deploy the attacking line in this match, with Nani and Ronaldo up front again. Ricardo Quaresma is also expected to keep his place in the side. Renato Sanches, one of the most highly-rated players in Portugal at the moment, is also expected to get at least a good amount of playing time as his pace and dribbling prowess could turn out to be vital in the match.

It also remains to be seen whether Eder plays any role.

Portugal have also got to monitor the fitness of left-back Raphael Guerreiro and midfielder Andre Gomes, who are nursing thigh injuries.

For Hungary, who were not the favourites, but still are through to the next round of Euro 2016, defender Attila Fiola is out of the match with an ankle injury, while forward Daniel Bode also remains a doubt. However, Bernd Storck is not expected to have too much of a worry as the duo is expected to be available for the next round.

Storck is expected to carry on with the 4-5-1 formation but the big question remains who will start up front for them -- Tamas Priskin or Adam Szalai?

Expected starting XI: Portugal: Rui Patricio; Vierinha, Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho, Guerreiro; Quaresma, William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Andre Gomes; Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hungary: Kiraly; Fiola, Guzmics, Lang, Kadar; Gera, Nemeth, Nagy, Kleinheisler, Dzsudzsak; Szalai.

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