Fans joke about Cristiano Ronaldo's 'World Cup' trophy for winning Player of the Match

Fans joke about Cristiano Ronaldo's 'World Cup' trophy for winning Player of the Match

Fans have joked about Cristiano Ronaldo finally getting his hands on the World Cup trophy after seeing the prize he got for winning the Man of the Match award.

On Wednesday night Ronaldo scored a 75th minute winner to send Al Nassr through to the final of the Arab Club Champions Cup.

He converted an emphatic penalty to seal a 1-0 victory over Al Shorta after new signing Sadio Mane was fouled inside the area.

It went to VAR before the spot-kick was awarded and Ronaldo made no mistake from 12 yards.

His winning strike was enough to see him crowned Player of the Match and the prize looked like something that you'd win at a children's football presentation.

The trophy was almost a miniature version of the World Cup, the one bit of silverware from Ronaldo's impressive collection.

The actual Arab Club Champions Cup does bear a resemblance to the Jules Rimet trophy but Ronaldo was absolutely rinsed on social media.

One said: "Ronaldo receiving his first World Cup trophy."

A second joked: "Nah they Awarded Ronaldo a Homemade World Cup trophy."

A third added: "Did you guys see Ronaldo’s World Cup trophy. He’s so happy! Finally won it."

A fourth had the same thought, commenting: "They made a World Cup trophy for Ronaldo."

A fifth user asked: "Why do I feel like Saudi Arabia is trying to make up for the fact that Ronaldo missed out on the world cup, by giving him the trophy lookalike?"

A final fan echoed previous points, writing: "Nah, they made a world Cup replica trophy for Ronaldo's happiness."

Ronaldo has scored eight goals in the World Cup but none have come in a knockout fixture. Portugal's highest finish with Ronaldo in the side came back in 2006, with the latest showpiece seeing the team losing to Morocco on the quarter-finals.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is in a perfect position to win a first bit of silverware with Al Nassr though. They will face the winner of Al Hilal and Al Shabab in Saturday's final.

Al Nassr will then be in action on Monday when they take on Steven Gerrard's Al Ettifaq in their first game in the new Saudi Pro League season.
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