Cristiano Ronaldo leaves young mascot emotional after touching his cheek before Ajax clash

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves young mascot emotional after touching his cheek before Ajax clash

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Juventus squad for the first time since last month in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg clash against Dutch side Ajax on Wednesday, April 10.

The 34-year-old forward scored his side's only goal in the 45th minute of the meeting, but David Neres 46th minute equaliser cancelled out the Portuguese's first half goal.

However, the Portugal international made the night of a young mascot after touching the boy's cheek during their line up for the game.

The boy, who escorted Leonardo Bonucci to the pitch turned to look at Ronaldo in disbelief and the five time Ballon d'Or winner, in turn smiled and gave him a path on his shoulder afterwards.

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Some football fans after the incident expressed their excitement towards the most successful UCL player in history.

One wrote: "How sweet! Now imagine the butterflies inside the lad on whose shoulders Ronaldo rested all the while."

Another commented: "Respect to Ronaldo, it only takes 10 seconds to create a memory the young lad will treasure for the rest of his life!"

Twitter user Grant Evans said: "Ronaldo is a complete class act! The mans on top of the world yet he’s still humble and grounded!"

Ronaldo joined the Old Lady in a deal around £88 million from Real Madrid last summer and he has proven to be valuable to them.

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He highhandedly powered them into the quarterfinals with his hat-trick over Atletico Madrid in the second leg of round of 16.

His goal against Dutch League side Ajax increased his goal tally to 125th Champions League goals - a record in the history of the championship. earlier reported that Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 45th minute, but David Neres' equaliser helped the hosts share spoils with the Italian giants.

Both sides file out for the second leg next week at the Allianz Stadium as they hope to progress to the next round.


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