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
Unstoppable 👊 pic.twitter.com/XcaIiHTjFv
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