Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Nations League Goal of the Tournament award
What is the story?
Cristiano Ronaldo made a clean sweep in terms of podium finish, as all three of his goal against Switzerland occupied the first, second and third spot, while Matthijs de Ligt’s towering header came fourth on the list.
In case you didn’t know….
Portugal made history after beating Netherlands 1-0 in the finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Sunday. This was Portugal’s second international trophy in the last 3 years as they previously clinched the UEFA Euro in 2016.
However, Portugal’s talismanic captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has played a captain’s role to get his team over the line. The 34-year-old Portuguese might have failed to score in the final, but still ended up being the top scorer of the tournament with 3 goals to his name, thanks to a tantalizing hat-trick in the semis against Switzerland.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now won 21 out of 28 major finals he played for both club and country, netting 19 times in those show-piece events. Ronaldo has also created an insane record of winning 10 UEFA trophies after his latest addition of UEFA Nations League to his already glittering trophy cabinet.
The Portuguese superstar has now completed a hat-trick of wining three trophies this season for both Juventus and Portugal, including Serie A and Supercopa de Italiana for Juventus. Ronaldo has also clinched the award of UEFA technical observers Champions League Goal of Tournament award with his sensational volley against Manchester United in the group stages.
The heart of the matter
Cristiano Ronaldo’s three goals against the Swiss brigade has taken all places on the podium for the SOCAR Goal of the Tournament award voted by the fans.
Ronaldo’s sensational free-kick has got the third place, while his solo finish in dying minutes against the Swiss, has occupied the second spot. But his glorious first-time finish from a beautifully crafted Bernardo Silva assist, has been voted as the Goal of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Matthijs de Ligt’s equalizing header against England in the semis has only managed to secure the fourth spot on the list.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be back in action for Juventus in July 21st against Tottenham in their first pre-season friendly fixture.