A Premier League goalkeeper tackled a pitch invader during his side’s Euro 2024 open training session as another managed to reach Cristiano Ronaldo.

Several teams have been putting on training sessions open to fans before kicking off their campaigns in Germany, with 8,000 supporters attending Portugal’s session on Friday.

Roberto Martinez’s side will kick off their campaign against Czechia on Tuesday, and trained in Gutersloh before things went sour with a number of spectators making their ways onto the pitch.

The likes of Ronaldo were involved in the session, with around 12 fans storming the field as securing scrambled to stop them in their tracks.

One player took things into his own hands, however, with the invaders overpowering the security staff, with Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa sprinting towards one fan and tackling them to the ground as Ronaldo was grabbed on the field of play.

Cristiano Ronaldo was grabbed by a fan who invaded the pitch during Portugal’s open training session

Around 12 supporters entered the field of play in Gutersloh as Portugal trained in front of around 8,000 supporters

Around 12 supporters entered the field of play in Gutersloh as Portugal trained in front of around 8,000 supporters

Footage showed Sa, who was part of the training session with his team-mates, storming across the pitch, and appearing to grab the spectator by the throat.

The supporter had evaded a member of security as he ran along the touchline of where the Portugal team had been training, but Sa was taking no prisoners and dragged the fan to the ground.

One supporter managed to reach Ronaldo, with the forward remaining still as the fan was dragged away by security.

Reports suggest 6,000 tickets were initially distributed to fans, with it suggested many were re-sold for nearly £700.

One fan appeared to be determined to snap a selfie with some of the players, holding up their phone as security stopped them progressing.

Sa has two caps for his country, making his debut in 2023 after playing at various youth levels.

He is not expected to start the tournament in goal, playing back-up to Diogo Costa alongside former Wolves stopper Rui Patricio.

Ronaldo was involved in the training session ahead of Portugal's first game of the competition

Ronaldo was involved in the training session ahead of Portugal’s first game of the competition

Back-up goalkeeper Jose Sa, who plays for Wolves, ran across the field to tackle one supporter

Back-up goalkeeper Jose Sa, who plays for Wolves, ran across the field to tackle one supporter

The Euro 2016 winners have been backed to go back-to-back by Jose Mourinho, with the new Fenerbahce boss picking out his home nation to beat England in the final.

The likes of Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva will be key to any success the team may have, as they look to progress from a group also including Turkey and Portugal.

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