Cristiano Ronaldo jumped so high against France, he put his hand on Presnel Kimpembe’s head in a superhuman moment at Euro 2020.
Ronaldo set a new record as he became the all-time top scorer in European Championship history on Wednesday.
He scored two goals in Portugal’s thrilling 2-2 draw with France in Budapest, as his side secured a spot in the last-16.
The 36-year-old also stunned fans with a spectacular jump that has been captured in slow-motion.
In the second-half, the Juventus forward challenged Kimpembe in an aerial duel.
Ok, mas não se falou o suficiente disto. Que elevação do Cristiano Ronaldo.
Eu sei que para ele é normal, mas isto é impressionante. https://t.co/MahUWeI8zR
— Área SLB (@areaslb) June 23, 2021
Raphael Guerreiro lofted a cross into the box, with Ronaldo out-jumping the France defender following a gravity-defying leap.
He set off and rose highest – and somehow managed to put his hand on Kimpembe’s head as he won a header, which went wide.
While he couldn’t fashion a shot on target, fans online couldn’t believe how high he jumped.
ronaldo almost jumped over kimpembe,wtf? pic.twitter.com/PdIkOofYea
— Mikey🇰🇪 (@MikeMwaura9) June 23, 2021
Ronaldo’s leap is ridiculous.
— Rk (@RkFutbol) June 23, 2021
I want to see Ronaldo at a high jump event to be honest! Serious leap!! #POR
— RK (@RK_sports) June 23, 2021
Ronaldo is one mad athlete!!!
What was that leap ffs
— FORLÁN (@Viqforlan) June 23, 2021
Claudio Ranieri once compared the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to an NBA player when he produced a similar moment in a Serie A match.
“Ronaldo did something that you see in the NBA (National Basketball Association), he was up in the air for an hour and a half,” he said.
“There’s nothing you can say about it, you can only congratulate him and move on.”
Ronaldo, meanwhile, converted a penalty in each half as Portugal drew 2-2 with France.
Karim Benzema scored his side’s goals in a exciting back-and-forth meeting.
Ronaldo has already bagged five goals this tournament as his side face Belgium for a place in the quarter-finals.
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