The entire Giuseppe Meazza Stadium was holding their breath as Cristiano Ronaldo was about to score the penalty that would make Real Madrid win the Champions League final.

Rio Ferdinand Reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo goal that got Real Madrid winning another Champions League final.

In a post-game interview, Cristiano Ronaldo said he asked his coach Zinédine Zidane to score the last penalty because that would be the winning goal. That’s what happened. Atletico Madrid failed to score their fourth penalty shootout, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo with the responsibility of taking the trophy home. He scored.

In the stands watching was the English former professional footballer Rio Ferdinand, which was Ronaldo’s former Manchester United teammate. Mr. Ferdinand couldn’t hide his excitation and shouted “he deserves that!” just after the player scored the winning goal.

Mr. Ferdinand uploaded the video of him watching Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty to Instagram and said:

“When you are as committed to working as hard as Cristiano does to do what he does year in year out at the highest level, you deserve some fortune/luck. He didn’t have his finest 120mins in a Real Madrid shirt, but he got the fortune to be the man with the opportunity to score the winning penalty. I was always told as a kid – you work hard, you get lucky!
Lucky is to get the opportunity to take the winning penalty, after that it’s down to nerve, technique & composure. Game won!”

Rio Gavin Ferdinand on Instagram

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