During a match between Portugal and Luxembourg, a fan wearing an Al Nassr shirt ran onto the pitch and confronted Cristiano Ronaldo. The incident occurred while Ronaldo was in action for Portugal against Luxembourg, and the fan appeared to be hoping to meet the five-time Champions League and Ballon d’Or winner.
@Cristiano Ronaldo todo un caballero! Después del 4to gol saltó al césped un fans del GOAT 🐐🇵🇹 con el kit de #ALNASSR y #CR7𓃵 fue a saludarlo!
“Nunca rechazo un autógrafo, abrazo o foto. Yo también fui fan del fútbol”
– Cristiano Ronaldo#Ronaldo𓃵 #CR7𓃵 #GOAT𓃵7 #CR700𓃵 pic.twitter.com/yTWLSyAJDS
— ©𝑫𝑪𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒐𓃵🇩🇴 (@DCuesto) March 26, 2023
Despite the unexpected interruption, Ronaldo appeared unfazed by the incident and even gave the fan a wink and a thumbs up before security intervened. The over-eager spectator had to be escorted off the pitch, as security quickly came to Ronaldo’s rescue.
This is not the first time Ronaldo has dealt with pitch invaders during games. In a previous incident, a fan ran towards Ronaldo but slipped at his feet, while in another case, stewards grabbed an invader who tried to get close to Ronaldo after Portugal’s loss to Morocco in the 2022 World Cup.
Despite these incidents, Ronaldo continues to excel on the field. In the match against Luxembourg, he scored two goals, bringing his total to 121 goals for his country. Portugal raced into a 4-0 lead in the first half hour, with Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva also on the scoresheet for Roberto Martinez’s side.
Ronaldo’s ability to remain focused and composed despite such interruptions is a testament to his experience and professionalism. His performance on the field continues to impress, and he remains a key player for Portugal and one of the greatest footballers of all time.