Despite tragic news, Cristiano Ronaldo shows incredible professionalism. On April 18, the Portuguese footballer made a terrible announcement on social networks: the death of his son during the birth of his companion, Georgina Rodriguez. The couple therefore decided to take a few days to try to overcome their grief, drawing on the birth of the twin of the stillborn “the strength to live this moment with a little hope and happiness”.

Particularly touched by the many messages of support that followed the tragedy, Cristiano Ronaldo was silent. The Manchester United star, who had logically withdrawn from the meeting between his club and eternal rival Liverpool on April 19, notably thanked the Reds supporters who paid a vibrant tribute in honor of the five-time Golden Ball. .

A goal and a tribute for his son

But Cristiano Ronaldo needed to get back on the pitch quickly, perhaps also to clear his mind a bit. The day after his team’s match, the player therefore returned to training in order to be operational for the trip to Arsenal, this Saturday, April 23. CR7 was even holder at the forefront of the Mancunian attack for this shock of the English championship. And in this game, the Portuguese did not fail to stand out as he scored his hundredth Premier League goal. An achievement that he also celebrated in sobriety, wet eyes and finger in the air, in memory of his son. A way to chase away dark thoughts and regain a taste for life.

The celebration of Cristiano Ronaldo. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GfB40K5E6Y

– News Foot (@ActuFoot_) April 23, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo © Zuma Press

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