Cristiano Ronaldo is known for delivering top-notch performances on the biggest stages, and his final appearances are no exception. Here are his top 5 outstanding final performances:
- UEFA Champions League Final 2017: Real Madrid vs Juventus. Ronaldo scored two goals in the final, helping his team to a 4-1 victory. His stunning header in the final minutes sealed the win and helped Real Madrid secure their 12th Champions League title.
- UEFA Euro 2016 Final: Portugal vs France. Ronaldo captained his country to their first major tournament victory, despite being forced off the field with an injury in the first half. His teammates played inspired football, and Portugal went on to win the final 1-0.
- UEFA Champions League Final 2014: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo was instrumental in Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid, scoring a crucial goal in extra time to help his team secure their 10th Champions League title.
- UEFA Champions League Final 2008: Manchester United vs Chelsea. Ronaldo scored the opening goal in the final, helping Manchester United to a 6-5 victory on penalties over Chelsea. This was the first Champions League title for Ronaldo, and he was awarded the Man of the Match award.
- UEFA Champions League Final 2019: Tottenham vs Liverpool. Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the quarter-final against Atletico Madrid was crucial in Juventus’ journey to the final, but they were ultimately defeated by Liverpool 2-0. Despite the defeat, Ronaldo’s performance in the knockout stages was nothing short of outstanding.
These performances demonstrate Ronaldo’s unwavering determination, skill, and talent, and his ability to deliver on the biggest stages. He is truly one of the greatest football players of all time.