Celtic recently tweeted out an article talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and revisiting the time he played against the Hoops at Celtic Park.
The Portuguese star played against the Hoops for Manchester United in the Champions League group stages on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, via Celtic FC.
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It was an entertaining game, and the Scottish side came away with a 1-0 victory thanks to a wonderful Shunsuke Nakamura free kick, whilst goalkeeper Artur Boruc also saved a penalty in the dying minutes.
Ronaldo is one of the best players in world football, and it is proven by both his trophy cabinet and his goalscoring record. The attacker has made 836 appearances for Juventus, Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid, picking up 219 assists whilst scoring 626 goals, per Transfermarkt.
He has won 32 trophies for both club and country, including the Premier League, La Liga, the Champions League and the European Championship, whilst winning the Ballon d’or five times.
However for a man who has made history on numerous occasions, he had to stand by and watch as Celtic made it a memorable European night at Paradise. The game meant the Celts qualified for the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in the club’s history, via Celtic FC.
Here is what fans had to say about the player and that night:
🏟️ They played at Paradise… @Cristiano 🇵🇹
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) April 30, 2020
Spent more time rolling about than playing though😂
— bomber (@bomber77oy77) April 30, 2020
Yeh he did & in both games was pretty anonymous. Other than his usual diving about.
— R4tser (@R4tser) April 30, 2020
…and they lost at Paradise! #1-0 #qualifiedaftergame5 🍀
— Stephen Byrne (@stephenjbyrne) April 30, 2020
Picture of wee Maloney ripping him a new one… natural order as a certain fud would say. https://t.co/50geP7vGUm
— P the T (@PtheT) April 30, 2020
He has never scored against us in competitive football https://t.co/VgArslvLvD
— Elvis (@elvis_1888) April 30, 2020
Can we please change this to 🏟️ They lost at Paradise… And show them looking glum.
— Keith Robertson (@Krobertson5808) April 30, 2020
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