Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal that put Real Madrid in the lead 2-1 after they trailed versus Sporting CP on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League. He was successful from a free-kick in the 89th minute of the match and the comeback came at the right time. Because of the history he had with Sporting, he did not celebrate the goal at all.
When Ronaldo was just 12, he came to Sporting in 1997. They had recognized, nurtured and developed his talents for more than five years. He played his first professional game in 2003 for this club in which jersey he appeared 25 times. What happened next is history.
In soccer, it is common not to celebrate when you hit the net against the team you used to spend a lot of time with. The Real Madrid fans, as well as the fans of Cristiano Ronaldo, surely understand his refusal to celebrate the goal.
He will certainly score again in matches to come and we know that he will not miss a chance have fun celebrating.
Again, he showed that not only is he one of the best players in the world but also he also has respect for the ones who helped him become a living legend.