Cristiano Ronaldo shares heart-warming moment with young pitch invader during Portugal vs Turkey at Euro 2024 

Turkiye v Portugal: Group F - UEFA EURO 2024
Turkiye v Portugal: Group F - UEFA EURO 2024 (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo shared an adorable moment with a young fan as he ran into the pitch to click a selfie with him during Portugal's Euro 2024 clash against Turkey. The match took place at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Saturday, June 22.

Images and videos of the heartwarming incident went viral on the internet. Ronaldo welcomed the young fan with open arms when he ran into the pitch during Portugal's match against Turkey. The child clicked a selfie with his favorite player before running from the approaching steward.

Fans reportedly invaded the pitch at Signal Iduna Park over four times during the match to reach Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Portugal secured a comfortable 3-0 win against Turkey with Cristiano Ronaldo delivering an incredible performance for the Selecao. The Portuguese captain created history after setting up Bruno Fernandes' goal, with his team qualifying for the Euro 2024 knockout stage.


Cristiano Ronaldo breaks two records after his assist in Portugal's 3-0 win over Turkey in Euro 2024

Ronaldo has always been the one to create records on the pitch. He added another two feathers to his cap after Portugal's 3-0 win over Turkey in the Euro 2024 on June 22.

Cristiano Ronaldo has recorded the highest number of assists (8) in the history of the Euros after assisting Bruno Fernandes for Portugal's third goal against Turkey. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is now both the highest goalscorer (14) and the player with the most number of assists in the tournament.

He also became the oldest player to record an assist in the Euro at the age of 39 years and 138 days.

The Selecao were already 2-0 up at the beginning of the second half, courtesy of an early goal from Bernardo Silva (21') and a bizarre own goal from Akaydin (28'). In the 55th minute, the Turkish defense lost the ball steps ahead of the penalty box and Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the opportunity and dribbled into the penalty box.

Most would have expected the lethal finisher in Cristiano to score the inevitable third goal for Portugal. However, he delivered a smooth pass to Bruno Fernandes on his left who swiftly deposited it past Bayindir into the Turkish net, making it 3-0.

The Selecao will face Georgia on June 26 for their final group-stage match in the Euro 2024. They have already qualified for the Round of 16 following their win over the Turks.

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Edited by Aditya Singh
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