Cristiano Ronaldo does not forget.
Real Madrid faced Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, which Madrid won 3-1. Ronaldo scored the go-ahead goal and was eventually sent off, but before he exited the match, he made a lasting impression on the fans in attendance.
Back in April when Lionel Messi scored the winning goal for Barcelona in a 3-2 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, Messi took off his shirt and held it up in front of the Madrid fans. The celebration remains one of the Argentine’s most iconic moments.
However, Ronaldo clearly remembered that moment and returned the favour to Messi and Barcelona on Sunday.
Oddly enough, since Messi lifted his shirt in celebration on Apr. 23, Real Madrid has won La Liga, a second consecutive Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup.
The second leg of the Spanish Super Cup is on Wednesday, but Ronaldo is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in Sunday’s match.