Cristiano Ronaldo scored this goal and celebrated
by calling out Messi and blowing a kiss. This probably isn’t personal animosity. It’s more a reaction to being one of the five or 10 best players ever to play your sport, and having your game constantly compared and belittled as the best player, just slightly better than you, plays for your rival club. That goal probably just won Ronaldo the Ballon D’Or.
[UPDATE: those who have heard the audio claim Ronaldo said “para ti” in Portuguese, “for you.”]
Ronaldo’s celebration after the goal was nearly outdone by Portuguese legends Eusebio and Luis Figo, watching together in the stands. And, yes, he’s totally pulling off the blazer/Portugal jersey combo, because he’s Luis Fucking Figo. [Gifs via 101GG, @MarioBalotelli]