There aren’t many soccer players with the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo on the game. He has become one of the greatest athletes of all time since making his debut in 2003. The Portuguese striker boasts 5 UEFA Champions League wins, 4 with Real Madrid and 1 with Manchester United.
Those titles also included a three-peat with Real Madrid. The last time Ronaldo won the prestigious tournament was in 2018 when Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final held in Kyiv. It was a hectic day for all soccer fans as Liverpool’s Loris Karius made multiple mistakes during the game to give Madrid two easy goals.
It was Ronaldo and Madrid’s 3rd consecutive UCL win in a row, one that went down in history books. However, that wasn’t all that caught the attention of fans.Every year, UEFA will announce its partnership with an artist to perform before the CL final. Last year, it was the pop star, Camilla Cabello. Similarly, it was another pop star to perform in 2018, Dua Lipa. Apart from her performance, her interaction with the former Madrid star also went viral among soccer fans.
Ronaldo went out from the dressing room to the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex Stadium to warm up before the tie. As he returned to the dugout after finishing his light practice session, the singer was waiting there. She was waiting for her opportunity to perform. However, as Ronaldo was coming down the stairs, Dua kept her eyes on him.
She appeared to be star-struck by Ronaldo as he walked past her. However, Dua Lipa’s reaction also changed when the striker did not pay attention to her or even take a glance at her. She immediately smiled once Ronaldo walked past without looking at her. However, fans have paid attention to the video and have had their say.
Fans believe Cristiano Ronaldo was too focused on winning the UCL to even take a glance at Dua Lipa
A fan said, “He didn’t even see her”. Adding on to that, another fan claimed, “She wasn’t looking she was making a face because he ignored her.. More like ‘I can’t believe he just passed without saying'”. Another user mentioned, “Ronaldo ain’t no simp”. It seems like the majority believed Ronaldo did not pay attention to Dua Lipa on purpose.
Considering the singer’s popularity in the current era, it was indeed surprising. However, CR7’s first language isn’t English, meaning he might not be quite familiar with music in the English language. Since Dua mostly sings in English, likely, Ronaldo may not have known who she was. In addition to that, some fans also believed that Ronaldo was just focused on the match.
They wrote, “Ronaldo doesn’t even see dua…Match is the priority not a singer.” While another fan said, “Ron fully focused on the match, no distractions at all”. Reaching the Champions League final is no ordinary feat, and Cristiano Ronaldo must have wanted to keep his priorities right.
It was Real Madrid’s third UCL final in a row and all eyes were on Ronaldo and Co. Hence, it does make sense for Ronaldo to be too focused on the match.
Amid all this, a fan hilariously claimed, “This is how every kid in school imagines himself to be in front of his crush.” It seems like they could relate to the instance between Dua Lipa and Cristiano Ronaldo. Moreover, the way Ronaldo walked past the singer while she looked at him in awe, must be a dream scenario for many, according to the fan.