People Think They've Worked Out The Reason Behind Cristiano Ronaldo's Celebration

Water is wet, the sun is hot and Cristiano Ronaldo produces on the world's biggest stage.

It took the Portugal captain just three minutes to make an impact in the game. Spain full-back Nacho brought the five time Balon d'Or winner down in the penalty box and despite a few raised eyebrows, referee Gianluca Rocchi gave the spot kick.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, who has reportedly agreed a five year contract with the Premier League club today, tried his best to distract the Real Madrid forward, but c'mon Dave, this bloke scores goals for fun.

He picked out the bottom right corner and the European champions were 1-0 up. Just like that.

But his entertaining celebration moments later got people talking on social media.

Image: BBC
Image: BBC

Ronaldo produced the classic 'SIIII' celebration near the corner flag, but proceeded to stroke/scratch his chin.

Plenty of people reckon that he was doing it to indicate that he really is the G.O.A.T.

Is he the G.O.A.T?

Let us know in the comments below.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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