Real Madrid saw their post-match celebrations in Kiev blighted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments on his own future, yet the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was unified on Sunday in requesting that the Portuguese forward stays with the club.
Just less than 24 hours on from their success in Kiev, the former Manchester United star was wrapped in the flag of Portugal as he entered the pitch in the Spanish capital, cutting a much more cheerful figure, it must be said.
He pointed to each of his five digits on one hand in order to signify just how many European Cups he’s now won over the course of his career.
A further gesture provoked a response from the crowd as Ronaldo kissed the badge.
Cries of ‘Cristiano, stay’ rang around Los Blancos’ home with both fans and his teammates alike joining in with the chant.
“I’m proud to play for the biggest club in the world,” he said to the crowd.
“I’m very happy.
“With these players, it’s impossible not to win.”
Marcelo and Sergio Ramos very much controlled the celebrations on the pitch, and encouraged the Portuguese international to join them.
Ronaldo’s iconic celebration of ‘Siiiiu’ rang around the stadium before Gareth Bale was introduced to the crowd.