‘Even Messi knows it’: Piers Morgan praises Cristiano Ronaldo after the former Manchester United star’s record goal for Portugal as he celebrates against his Argentine rivals in the World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance for Portugal has once again got the world talking, especially Piers Morgan.

Ronaldo led the Portuguese team to a 3-2 win in their World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday, with the 37-year-old scoring the opener from the penalty spot.

Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal in their 3-2 win over Ghana

Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal in their 3-2 win over Ghana

The Portuguese star did what he does best again in the first match of the World Cup.

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The Portuguese star did what he does best again in the first match of the World Cup.

For fans of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, it was great to see him let his feet do the talking as he celebrated his goal with his trademark ‘Siuu’ celebration.

In a stroke of fortune, Ronaldo’s celebration took place in front of a banner bearing the face of longtime rival Lionel Messi, who had been part of a stunning loss to Saudi Arabia just days before.

With an image that appeared to show Messi’s face staring at Ronaldo in amazement, Morgan was quick to point this out to his 8 million Twitter followers.

He tweeted: “Even Messi knows it”, with a goat emoji.

The comment comes after Ronaldo has grabbed headlines around the world in recent weeks following his explosive interview with the TalkTV presenter in which he took aim at Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, the Glazer family and even club legends like Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney.


Ronaldo has since left Old Trafford by mutual consent, leaving him focused on his football at the World Cup in Qatar.

With a goal in the first match of the World Cup, it means that he is the first male player to score in five World Cups.

Now that Portugal is on its way, Ronaldo will surely look forward to deepening the competition and even fighting for the trophy.

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