Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother cried uncontrollably after her son scored 117 goals for Portugal at the stadium where he grew up.
In his side’s rout 4-0 victory against Switzerland in the Nations League, the 37-year-old scored twice in rapid succession. With 15 minutes on the clock, Ronaldo, who had begun on the bench in Thursday’s 1-1 draw away to Spain, gave Portugal the lead by smashing a free-kick towards goal and allowing William Carvalho to tap in the rebound.
Then the Manchester United superstar got himself on the scoresheet, scoring twice in four minutes with a couple of first-time goals set up by Diogo Jota of Liverpool.
Ronaldo pointed to the heavens in celebration, exactly as he did when he scored his first goal for United after the heartbreaking death of his infant son in April. In the stands, his mother, Maria Dolores, was spotted crying tears of joy while wearing a Portugal shirt.