Watch the Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick that KOed a steward at Wankdorf Stadium

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A steward got hit by a shot from Ronaldo in the warm-up, and Ronaldo gave her a shirt to make up for it

Cristiano Ronaldo has had an incredible start to his second spell at Manchester United. 

The Portuguese superstar who is one of the greatest footballers of all time in his own right, secured a transfer move back to the club where he first made his name as one of the best around – and even at 36 years of age, he does not look like slowing down anytime soon. 

Ronaldo bagged a brilliant brace on his second Premier League debut back at Old Trafford against Newcastle United in the weekend and carried on his goal-scoring streak against Young Boys in the Champions League.

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Ronaldo became the joint all-time highest appearance maker in the Champions League with his 177th appearance last night and marked the occasion with a first-half goal to send Manchester United into the lead. 

But the night did not end too well for the Red Devils, as a straight red card for Aaron Wan-Bissaka meant that Manchester United would have to spend the entirety of the second half with ten men – and two second-half goals from the Swiss champions meant that it was not the best of returns to the biggest stage of European club football for Ronaldo.

Despite not having the best of European nights himself, Ronaldo made sure that he made an unlucky steward’s night in incredible fashion at the Wankdorf Stadium.

While warming up ahead of the match, Ronaldo struck a female steward on the touchline with one of his powerful shots – knocking her unconscious.

As it turns out the wayward shot was an attempted free-kick from CR7, check out footage of the incident below –

While it might have seemed like an unlucky night for the stewardess, her night was only going to get better as she was gifted a match-worn jersey by none other than Ronaldo himself. 

Despite the bad result on the night, Ronaldo made it a point to compensate for knocking the stewardess out by giving her his match-worn jersey from the game – a gesture that brought the widest of smiles on the stewardess’ face.

The night turned very quickly from one of agony to one of unbridled joy for the stewardess, who got to interact with one of the greatest to ever play the game and also got the chance to carry home a priceless souvenir from a night she will never forget. 

Unfortunately for United, however, it was a night that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want to forget as soon as possible, as they would want to brush away the disappointment and look forward to their weekend fixture against West Ham United at the London Stadium.

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By Sagarneel Chakraborty

Living and breathing everything regarding the beautiful game for a decade. Avid follower of all things football, with a soft corner for the Blues.

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