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Ronaldo scored his 17th goal of the season in the 1-1 draw, immediately cancelling out Marcos Alonso's lovely strike to put Chelsea 1-0 up on the hour mark.
Matic put through a deliciously scooped pass to Ronaldo, who controlled it with an exquisite touch and then fired a stunning finish past Edouard Mendy to level matters.
On Friday evening, the pair's sons, who are close pals, decided to see if they could imitate the brilliant passage of play.
This time it was FilIp Matic chipping the ball over an adult coach's head for Cristiano Ronaldo Jr to latch onto.
The 11-year-old touched the ball down superbly and tucked the ball away in the empty net. The youngsters, who both play for United's academy, celebrated together and could be heard copying Ronaldo's 'SIUUUUU' cry.
The video has gone viral on social media and fans absolutely loved seeing the heartwarming scenes.
that’s so wholesome— george (@StokeyyG2) April 29, 2022
Imagine they do this at Old Trafford when they are older— RonaldoFan7 (@ManUtdRonaldo7) April 29, 2022
Things you love to siuuuuuuuu— Ruta (@RutaUTD) April 29, 2022
Don’t think I could love this anymore— Iain Ross (@infamousmofo) April 30, 2022
I wish these two young boys well on their football journey.— David murray (@Davidmurray5555) April 30, 2022
They play with a smile on their face and with all the enthusiasm to reach their dreams.
Ronaldo and Matic's sons also play in the same set-up as Wayne Rooney's eldest lad Kai, who scored a gem of a goal with his left foot against Manchester City recently.
Kai Rooney vs Man City 🎯 pic.twitter.com/fLXYXFFaxQ— utdreport Academy (@utdreportAcad) April 3, 2022
Back in 2019, Matic scored some serious dad points when he brought Filip and and his son's friend to meet Ronaldo following Serbia's 4-2 loss to Portugal.
Ronaldo took a picture and also gave Filip his shirt from the game, which he scored in.
Despite Serbia losing 4:2 to Portugal Matic carries out his promise to his kids to get a photo with Ronaldo in the mixed zone! pic.twitter.com/fOxa31KC22— The Red Devils (@Chris_Lawro_) September 8, 2019
Nemanja Matić brought his son and his son's friend to meet @Cristiano after the match between Serbia and Portugal .— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) September 8, 2019
Ronaldo took his time with the boys and also spoke a little bit with Matić. pic.twitter.com/r6nenXAzbG
Matic has already announced he will be leaving United at the end of his fifth season at Old Trafford, with a final three games to play.
“For me it has been a pleasure and an honour to play at Old Trafford for five years and I will do my best to help my team," Matic said in a post-match interview with Sky Sports on Thursday.
"I’ll just repeat, it’s been a pleasure. Three more games to play and United will stay forever in my heart, together with Chelsea."
Featured Image Credit: Image: Twitter/@utdreport
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