Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Young Mascot Go ‘Crazy’ Before Helping Portugal at Euro 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Young Mascot Go ‘Crazy’ Before Helping Portugal at Euro 2024

Martin Moses
updated at June 23, 2024 at 7:09 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo fazed a young mascot with his presence before kickoff in Portugal's game against Turkey at Euro 2024
  • The young girl was part of the kids who walked out with the two teams ahead of the Group F encounter at the Signal Iduna Park
  • Portugal beat Turkey 3-0 to become the second side after Spain to qualify for the Round of 16 as group winners

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Cristiano Ronaldo made the day of a young girl ahead of Portugal's second game at Euro 2024 against Turkey in Dortmund on June 22.

Ronaldo captained his side to victory as they eased past their opponents with a comfortable 3-0 win. The result saw them qualify for the Round of 16 as group winners.

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Cristiano Ronaldo applauds ahead of Portugal's game against Turkey at Euro 2024 on June 22, 2024. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA.
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As the two teams lined up for the national anthems, a young girl in front of Ronaldo touched the former Real Madrid striker. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner let out a smile, leaving the girl smitten and happy beyond words.

Fan reaction to the Ronaldo moment with young girl

Fans online were quick to share in the joy of the young girl who just had an up close moment with one of the best footballers of all time.

@Naveed Hanif said,

"Look how much happy she is, incredible moment of her life,"

@Hassan said,

"She’s lucky to have seen the Greatest footballer of all time."

While @Benson Nsikak said,

"I can't imagine how excited she would be seeing and touching Ronaldo. This is sweet."

Portugal vs Turkey match report

Ronaldo was not on the scoresheet in the game but conjured up a beautiful assist for Bruno Fernandes to score the third goal in the second half. This came after Bernardo Sliva and an own goal from Samet Akaydin had put Roberto Martinez's side two to the good.

Turkey's head coach, Vincenzo Montella, tinkered with the starting XI that beat Georgia in their opening game. The major omission was that of starlet Arda Guler, who was reportedly suffering from an injury concern and therefore, unfit to start the game.

Ronaldo takes picture with young boy

Sports Brief has also reported that Ronaldo warmly accepted a young kid's selfie request. The kid evaded stewards and made his way to the former Manchester United striker, who was at the centre of the pitch.

Ronaldo turned and hugged him before taking the selfie. The kid then ran off the field with the stewards hot on his tail. They eventually caught up with him near the touchline as they ushered him out.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)