Photo of Impressive Defender Battling Ronaldo in the Air Lauded by Irish Fans Who Label Him ‘The Undertaker’

Photo of Impressive Defender Battling Ronaldo in the Air Lauded by Irish Fans Who Label Him ‘The Undertaker’

  • Shane Duffy was in the thick of action in Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Portugal in an exciting World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium
  • The giant defender was impressive all through the encounter that legendary Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the back of the net
  • A photo has gone viral on the internet showing a fiery contest between Duffy and Ronaldo as Irish fans brand their player ‘The Undertaker’

Irish fans went haywire the moment their defender Shane Duffy was captured with a breathtaking man-marking of Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo, SunSport reports.

An amazing photo has gone viral on the internet showing how Ronaldo was prevented from playing his game by hard-fighting Duffy.

The centre-back challenged for headers all through the encounter even though CR& remains one of the greatest footballers in the air, Daily Star reports.

Shane Duffy
Shane Duffy and Cristiano Ronaldo battel for an aerial ball. Photo: Eóin Noonan
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Sportsfile photographer Eóin Noonan who snapped a memorable pic that delighted Irish fans as they saw Duffy out-muscle the five-time Balon d'Or winner in this instance (even if there was a hint of a foul there).

Many of them attribute the effort to wrestling legend The Undertaker's famed finishing move.

One said:

"Shane Duffy chokeslams Ronaldo" while another simply shared the photo with the caption "The Undertaker."

While Ibrahim commented:

"Shane Duffy owning the great Cristiano Ronaldo in the air."

Similarly, Justin added:

"Kenny: We need someone to keep Ronaldo quiet tonight. Duffy 'lads, hold my beer'"

Mark summed it up:

"Wild scenes from the match between Ireland and Portugal as Duffy takes Ronaldo into the stratosphere."

Ronaldo hands match shirt fo young Irish fan

Meanwhile, Portugal captain failed to inspire his side to victory over Ireland on Thursday night as they managed a 0-0 draw in Dublin, with their World Cup qualification in doubt.

Fernando Santos’ side are still on top of their group, but level on points with Serbia who they face in their final group game.

Selecao know that a win or draw will see them finish as Group A winners, but it will be a dicey affair following the current form of their final opponents.

Although Ronaldo did not score in the encounter, the 36-year-old gave fans inside the Aviva Stadium something to cherish.

A young girl took home the striker’s shirt after she ran unto the pitch to greet the superstar at the end of the game.

Pogba sent to overtake Ronaldo as highest paid Man Utd player

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Paul Pogba has reportedly demanded a higher pay than Cristiano Ronaldo if he is to sign a new deal with Man United.

The Frenchman's contract is set to expire next summer and United could lose him for nothing with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona interested in the midfielder.

Several discussions have been held with the 29-year-old to renew his deal with the Red Devils but an agreement has not been reached.

Source: Sports Brief News