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IN Sports ON 03 Sep, 2016
If you love football, you are bound to love Cristiano Ronaldo.
Love him or hate him, the truth is that he is one of the most aggressive players of the game, and one of the greatest players to walk on the planet. Even his goal scoring celebration is something fans all over the globe look forward to. Equally trying or joyous have been the times when this enigmatic player has shed tears on the football field.
We bring you the times when CR7 could not keep his tears to himself in public.
It happened in the final of Euro Cup 2016, when he got injured by Frenchman Payet just under the first half, unable to carry on and take his team all the way.
Champion's League UEFA, when he shot the winning penalty in the closing moments when he could not hold his tears donning the Manchester United jersey. Look at the match official, then look at Ronaldo.
El Classico 2013, when Messi totally devastated the defense and passed the ball to Pedro, who fired it into the bottom corner, much to the dismay of Ronaldo, who could only shout out and cry from the wings.
Euro Cup 2004 was hosted by Portugal, but the home team could not register a victory in the final even with the best Portuguese players of the generation, a young Ronaldo among them. There were a lot of tears for the entire nation that day.
Ronaldo cried for the second time in the final when despite being attended by the physio, he found himself unable to carry on his National duty against France. That is the level of his dedication to the game.
Champion's League 2016 Final was the witness to a deadlock in the playing time with both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the same score. Ronaldo took the deciding penalty and to no one's surprise, he scored, screamed, cried and took off his team jersey! Sweet!
The third and the final time when Ronaldo cried in the same Euro 2016 match was when Eder, considered to be the unlucky player by the nation itself, shot the goal and took Portugal ahead, a goal that proved to be decisive. Ronaldo knew what the goal had done and cried happily from the sidelines, taking in every moment of celebration.
13th May 2015 was the day when Real Madrid played against Juventus at home and despite everything, Juventus won the game taking in a crucial away goal in the second leg. Ronaldo missed a lot of chances then, which ultimately proved decisive.
He is an emotional man, but he has been a player who has the world vying for him. Winning or losing, he has been expressive, which proves his transparent nature and thoughts. So, after a lot of tears, the 3 best and the craziest goals by this great football player.