Euro 2024: Cristiano Ronaldo’s 'Cold' Reaction to Portugal’s Late Winner Vs Czechia Trends Online

Euro 2024: Cristiano Ronaldo’s 'Cold' Reaction to Portugal’s Late Winner Vs Czechia Trends Online

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at June 19, 2024 at 6:29 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal dug deep to secure a come-from-behind victory against the Czech Republic on Tuesday
  • Despite not getting among the goal-scorers, the 39-year-old played a starring role in their opening match success
  • He would hope to get his scoring boots back on when the Selecao lock horns against the Group F leaders, Turkey

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Cristiano Ronaldo displayed his fierce side after Portugal clawed back from the brink of defeat to secure a dramatic comeback victory against the Czech Republic in their Group F opener on June 18.

Playing in his record-extending sixth European Championship, the veteran also witnessed 41-year-old defender, Pepe, become the tournament's oldest-ever player for the Selecao on Tuesday night.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates in front of Czechia goalkeeper, Jindrich Stanek, after Francisco Conceicao's late goal at Euro 2024 on June 18, 2024. Photo by Gabriel Bouys.
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Despite dominating, Portugal fell behind to Lukas Provod's fine strike from the edge of the box just after the hour mark, France24 reports.

However, an own goal by Robin Hranac soon equalised for Portugal before Francisco Conceicao's last-gasp winner.

Ronaldo's cold celebration against Czechia

Ronaldo was thwarted three times by goalkeeper, Jindrich Stanek, and had a header hit the post, although he had already been flagged for offside.

Diogo Jota scored on the rebound, but the VAR disallowed the goal due to the veteran forward's positioning.

Ultimately, it didn't matter for CR7 and Portugal, as Conceicao's close-range strike sealed the crucial win, per NBC Sports.

The 21-year-old's goal ignited wild celebrations among the Portuguese squad, including Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, unable to contain his emotions, celebrated in front of the visibly distraught Stanek, who leaned against the post.

Ronaldo taunted the Czech goalkeeper before joining his jubilant teammates.

How fans reacted to Ronaldo's celebration

@UncleYakub predicted:

"His influence will be the reason Portugal wins this tournament."

Another user, @rasoulHK, wrote:

"Ronaldo is happy, then the world is happy."

On the other hand, @MikStewie described CR7's celebration as:


@Renz_utd said:

"This guy never ceases to amaze me."

Ronaldo lauds Portugal teammates

Sports Brief also reported that CR7 took to social media to express his emotions in words after his nation's thrilling comeback win over the Czech Republic.

Cristiano Ronaldo lauded his Portugal teammates for their resilience, highlighting their determination to fight until the end and secure three points in Group F.

As the veteran forward potentially makes his final European Championship appearance, he remains hopeful of claiming anoter title with the Selecao.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.