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How Cristiano Ronaldo Reacted To His Match Saving Free Kick Vs Spain

How Cristiano Ronaldo Reacted To His Match Saving Free Kick Vs Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo is often described as 'self indulgent' and 'egotistical' but the Portugal captain proved he thinks about his his team after his classic World Cup performances against Spain two years ago.

In Russia in 2018 the two sides from the Iberian peninsula met in their opening game of the World Cup and played out a classic 3-3 draw, with Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick to save the game for his team.

After what was a classic individual performance, you would expect anyone to comment about their individual performance, but Ronaldo focused on those around him.

"Above all we have to stress the efforts of the team. We fought until the end." he said.

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It might have been his performance on the pitch that stole all the headlines on the night, as well as Nacho's incredible strike and David de Gea's poor game, but Real Madrid's all time top scorer was also impressing people for his off the pitch performance too.

Ronaldo was cool, calm and collected from the penalty spot to put Portugal ahead after just three minutes and he continued his heroics throughout the game.

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Diego Costa equalised for Spain, whose World Cup had been thrown into near disarray just days before the tournament with the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.

Ronaldo again put Portugal ahead on the stroke of half-time before two goals in three minutes, from Costa and Nacho, put Fernando Hierro's side ahead for the first time.

Not to be outshone by a full back's brilliant goal, the five time Ballon d'Or winner stole the headlines in the 88th minute with his free kick.

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The 35-year-old has now reached an incredible 99 international goals, which puts him second on the all time list of international goal scorers, behind just Iran's Ali Daei on 109 goals.

International football might be on pause for now but there's almost certainly no stopping the former Manchester United winger when it comes to catching and beating that record.

How many international goals do you think Ronaldo will get in his career? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, David De Gea, Manchester United, Serie A, International Football, Portugal, Juventus, World Cup, Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, European Football

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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