Ronaldo’s all smiles substitution vs Sweden [PICS & VIDEOS]

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Ronaldo subbed vs Sweden

The man of the house was replaced on the 58th minute by his compatriot Ricardo Quaresma having scored the opener for his country.

The favorite son of Madeira was on the receiving end of a standing ovation after his stellar performance in the night for the Seleccao. Just as expected, his family alongside his girlfriend  Georgina Rodriguez, were in the stands cheering him on as he made way for the dugout.

Having shown his capabilities, Coach Fernando Santos decided to give his star man a rest after what seems like a successful international break. Nonetheless, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner would have relished the idea of surpassing Miroslav Klose with a second goal of the night.

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Ronaldo applauds island fans as he’s replaced by Quaresma

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The hosts could not hold on as their Scandinivian opponents managed to get an equalizer a few minutes after Ronaldo went off, initially drawing the match 2:2. Sweden’s resilience was awarded with a 93rd minute winner via a Joao Cancelo own-goal to crash Ronaldo’s homecoming party.

Nonetheless, the ex-Manchester United sensation is currently joint-third with the former Germany striker after netting his 71st goal. The king lives on to right another day. Up next is the official unveiling of the Cristiano Ronaldo Airport which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29.

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