Cristiano Ronaldo’s Expression to Fernandes’ Team Talk in Portugal’s Win Stirs Funny Fan Reactions

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Expression to Fernandes’ Team Talk in Portugal’s Win Stirs Funny Fan Reactions

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Portugal recently hosted Iceland at the Jose Alvalade stadium
  • The Portuguese side laboured to a two-nil victory
  • A facial expression from Cristiano Ronaldo has stirred reactions among fans

Portugal concluded their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign in a dominant fashion, securing a victory against Iceland. Despite Roberto Martinez's team maintaining a flawless record, the match against Age Hariede's team proved to be a bit challenging for the Selecao.

They managed to score only one goal late in the first half, thanks to midfielder Bruno Fernandes, against their lowly-ranked opponents.

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Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring Portugal's goal with his teammates. Image: Carlos Rodrigues.
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With the halftime whistle signalling a break in the action, the players retreated to the dressing room.

Despite their underwhelming showing, the Portuguese team swiftly regrouped for the second half, just outside the dressing room. Manchester United’s Fernandes was seen addressing his teammates in what seemed like a routine discussion. While the team talk from the 29-year-old appears to be a regular act in football, it was the reaction of teammate Cristiano Ronaldo that has sparked a humorous response on social media.

In the video shared by SI Soccer, the 38-year-old Portuguese captain's expression depicted a comical "what is he saying" reaction. Fans wasted no time in sharing their amusement over Ronaldo's facial expression.

Fan reactions to Ronaldo's expression

@Willy humorously commented:

"I'd be doing the same when teammates try to be inspirational like they're in a movie or something 😂"

@?_ remarked:

"Ronaldo was like: Who is that guy?"

@JescoEdits, joking about the reaction, added:

"Bruno was like: Guys, if I score, then you all come with me to United 👹"

Despite the light-hearted moment, it appears that Bruno Fernandes' words resonated with the team, as Portugal went on to double their lead in the second half with a goal from Ricardo Horta, as reported by BBC.

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How Ronaldo reacted to Portugal's victory

Portugal secured a 2-0 victory against Iceland at home, concluding their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a flawless record of 10 consecutive wins in Group J.

Led by Ronaldo, the Selecao wrapped up their campaign with 30 points, a significant eight ahead of Slovakia, securing both teams' places in next year's finals in Germany.

Despite not scoring, Ronaldo expressed emotions on social media, celebrating Portugal's accomplishment of winning all their qualification matches, Sports Brief reported.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).