Cristiano Ronaldo imitated Lionel Messi’s iconic goal celebration in Real Madrid’s Supercopa de Espana victory at Barcelona on Sunday.
Real Madrid came up with a superb performance against Barcelona to beat them 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super League with a goal each from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Anselo in the 78th and 90th minute. First was an own goal by Gerrard Pique.
Keen to outshine Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo mocked his Barcelona foe with a cheeky shirt celebration in Real Madrid’s 3-1 first-leg Supercopa de Espana triumph.
Ronaldo came off the bench and restored Madrid’s 2-1 lead at Camp Nou on Sunday, taking off his shirt and holding it up to the home crowd.
Ronaldo went on in the 58th minute and scored with a beautiful strike to make it 2-1 in the 80th, earning a yellow card for taking off his shirt to flex his muscles at Barcelona’s faithful.
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Two other goals (one an own goal by Gerrard Pique) for Real Madrid hurt Barcelona. The final nail in the coffin was Marco Asensio’s goal in the 90th minute. Lionel Messi scored in the 77th minute for Barcelona.
It was an imitation of Messi’s celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu last season, when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner – who cancelled out Gerard Pique’s unfortunate own goal in the second half on Sunday – held up his shirt to the Madrid fans after inspiring a Barca victory in LaLiga.
Ronaldo’s mocking of the iconic goal celebration backfired somewhat following his red card just minutes later.
After being booked for his shirtless celebration with 10 minutes remaining, Ronaldo saw red for an apparent dive.
Madrid, though, will still take a commanding lead into Wednesday’s return leg thanks to Marco Asensio’s late stunner.
Twitter, as you would expect, didn’t hold back after another frantic El Clasico and here are the best tweets:
3 things that are certain in life:
3. Cristiano Ronaldo silencing the Camp Nou. pic.twitter.com/odqmfc68mX
— Mu. (@TheCristianoGuy) August 13, 2017