The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was in Euro 2024 qualification action against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Monday. He scored another two goals in that contest, taking his record-breaking tally of efforts in men’s international football to 127.
Cristiano Ronaldo almost suffered an unfortunate injury during his latest outing for Portugal as a selfie-hunting pitch invader stood on his foot.
Both of Ronaldo’s strikes came before half-time, but he was also confronted by a desperate fan before the interval was reached. That encounter could have turned out much worse for the all-time great, as he was clearly left in some pain before shaking off a blow to his foot.
Here's a closer look at the pitch invader during the Bosnia and Herzegovina V Portugal game tonight. Seems he trood on Cristiano Ronaldos foot while trying to take a picture. Why would you do this? Lifetime ban. #CristianoRonaldo#Ronaldopic.twitter.com/b6BbbPtAlt
— EPLnews (@EPLnews24_7) October 16, 2023
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The incident in question occurred in the 38th minute, with a fan creeping up alongside Ronaldo as he prepared to take a throw in. Said supporter then jumped over the advertising hoardings and onto the field, with his intention being to get a photo with Ronaldo. As security staff stepped in, CR7 saw his right boot trodden on.
Ronaldo also had to deal with a pitch invader during Portugal’s clash with Slovakia that saw them book their place at next summer’s European Championship in Germany. On that occasion, he was happy to pose for a picture with a young supporter.