Like father, like son! Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr shows he has inherited Dad’s skills by scoring two excellent goals during kickabout after Portugal beat Algeria
- Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr enjoyed time with his father after Portugal’s win in Lisbon
- The seven-year-old netted both a terrific curling strike and an acrobatic effort
- Cristiano Snr was making his first appearance since the Champions League final
- The Real Madrid star laid on an assist and saw a goal disallowed against Algeria
Ronaldo Snr was all smiles as his first-born son, seven, showed that he looks to have inherited some of the talent as he netted a brilliant strike into the top corner and an acrobatic volley on the pitch after Portugal’s victory over Algeria.
The Real Madrid star may even have learned a thing or two from Ronaldo Jnr, having earlier failed to execute a similarly ambitious effort during the match.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr enjoyed a kickabout with his famous father after Portugal beat Algeria
The seven-year-old netted a brilliant curling strike at the Estadio Da Luz, home of Benfica
Ronaldo Jnr also scored with an acrobatic effort after watching Portugal win 3-0 in Lisbon
Portugal captain Ronaldo senior looks suitably impressed with his son’s efforts in front of goal
Portugal had previously drawn both of their World Cup warm-up friendly meetings with Tunisia and Belgium without their captain and talisman, but enjoyed a comfortable evening’s work against Algeria as he returned for their final outing before heading to Russia.
Ronaldo, who joined up with the squad at their training camp in Cascais on Monday after being handed a break in the aftermath of Real’s third successive Champions League triumph over Liverpool in Kiev, saw an early effort ruled out for offside.
However, Goncalo Guedes made a strong claim for a regular place in the European champions’ starting XI as he opened the scoring in the 17th minute following good work from William Carvalho and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.
Ronaldo failed to execute his own acrobatic attempt during the 90 minutes against Algeria
The Real Madrid star made his first appearance since the Champions League final on Thursday
Ronaldo teed up Bruno Fernandes to score after seeing an effort disallowed against Algeria
The Paris Saint-Germain winger, who impressed on loan in La Liga with Valencia last term, doubled his tally after the interval when he headed home Raphael Guerreiro’s cross.
That came after Ronaldo had turned provider for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who scored his maiden international goal.
Portugal will be based at the Saturn Training Centre in the Moscow suburb of Kratovo during the forthcoming World Cup and open their Group B campaign against neighbours Spain at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on June 15.
Fernando Santos’ side face Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium five days later before meeting an Iran team managed by former Portuguese national coach Carlos Queiroz at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on June 25.