Cristiano Ronaldo got into a strange fight on Saturday night after a fan ran onto the field and grabbed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Bernardo Silva scored his 10th international goal in Portugal’s 3-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Even though his international career was in limbo after Portugal’s disappointing exit from the 2022 World Cup, the 38-year-old was picked by Roberto Martinez for this summer’s Euro 2024 qualifiers.
After Morocco beat Al-Nassr in the quarterfinals of the Qatar World Cup, many people thought the star player would quit international football.
Once again, though, Ronaldo is proving everyone wrong. He has scored two goals in each of his last two international games, against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
In Portugal’s 3-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cristiano Ronaldo (right) got into a strange fight with a fan.
Ronaldo (on the right) smiled, made the man laugh, and then did his famous “Siu” celebration with him.
But in bizarre scenes, the superstar was hoisted into the air by the man who had broken onto the field
He might have failed to get on the score sheet tonight, but he was involved in a strange moment as a fan ran on to the pitch to embrace him.
Ronaldo remained motionless as he was grabbed by the spectator, who seemed to give the former Manchester United forward a bear hug, before bowing down in front of him, all while holding a Portugal flag.
Seeming to be equally confused by the incident, Ronaldo stood as the pitch invader rose to his feet once again. Wrapping his arms around the Portuguese striker, he proceeded to hoist him a couple of feet into the air in a rather comical moment before dropping him back onto the floor.
Standing face to face, the pitch invader then performs his ‘Siu’ celebration with Ronaldo, who also joined in, throwing his arms down towards the ground.
The supporter then quickly sprinted away to evade the encroaching security guards. It was a strange yet humorous incident, to say the least, and hats off to the forward, who smiled and shook the hand of the spectator.
Ronaldo posted some pictures of himself on Instagram after the game with the words “Great win, team!” The people of Portugal deserve praise for their support.
Unfortunately, Ronaldo’s team, Al-Nassr, lost the league title to Al-Ittihad by five points, ending a tough first season in the Saudi Pro League.
Martinez, the manager of Portugal, thinks that Ronaldo’s time in Saudi Arabia will help the team get better.
“Playing for a club outside of Europe can be helpful when you play for your country,” he told reporters.
Since being added to Roberto Martinez’s squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Ronaldo has scored two goals in each of Portugal’s two games.
“We look at a player in three ways: their individual quality, their experience, and their commitment.” Cristiano is totally committed.
It is the locker room, Portuguese football, and football around the world that look up to him. He has played for his country in 198 games.
“Cristiano and Pepe, a veteran defender for FC Porto, are great examples of Portuguese football. We need them to teach the younger players everything they know.”
“Ronaldo needs to train hard to play, just like every other player.” We need a high-performance environment with competition for our players,’ he added.