At 36 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo still possesses the pace and desire to shine at the biggest of stages as he started and then finished off a lightning-fast counterattack goal against Germany.
Die Mannschaft were sledgehammered by a sudden Portugal team goal in the 15th minute following a period of attacking possession at Allianz Arena.
It was the Portuguese captain’s first-ever goal against Germany as he cleared a corner from the edge of his penalty area and almost ran the entire length of the pitch, 92 meters to be precise, in 14 seconds to create a goalscoring opportunity for himself on the other end.
The Juventus star was smartly aided by Bernardo Silva, who delivered a well-weighted pass that was controlled by Diogo Jota, who served it on a plate for Ronaldo to tap it in.
With a top speed of 32 km/h, check out Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible sprint and goal against Germany below –
RONALDO’S FIRST EVER GOAL AGAINST GERMANY— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 19, 2021
Golazo de Portugal.— Martin Macchiavello (@MacchiaTW) June 19, 2021
Terrible corrida de Cristiano Ronaldo, de área a área.
¿Y si tiene razón? ¿Y si la clave es tomar agua? pic.twitter.com/DUZYRMUCdR
36-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo cleared the ball from his own box and sprinted ahead of everyone on the pitch to score the opening goal for Portugal in less than 15 seconds.— Mu. (@FutbolMuu) June 19, 2021