Ronaldo wins 3rd consecutive Confeds Cup MOTM

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Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded his third successive Budweiser Man of The Match award after his stellar performance against New Zealand. 

It’s almost becoming a formality, isn’t it? The 32-year-old forward had his presence felt throughout what was a one-sided affair between the European champions and their Oceania opponent. He started off by testing the New Zealand goalkeeper with a powerful shot before having his headed effort rattling off the crossbar.

The Seleccao skipper finally made his mark in the 33rd minute by slotting in a penalty, following a foul on his compatriot Danilo inside the 18-yard box. Ronaldo continued with his impressive displays until finally being substituted off with a standing ovation in the 67th minute.

His successor Luis Nani, perhaps having the “CR7 Effect” rubbing off him after receiving the captain’s armband, didn’t hesitate to announce his presence. The former Manchester United star scored his side’s fourth goal after Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva had sequentially put the Euro 2016 winners 3:0 up.

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo, once again!

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.

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