Ronaldo dedicates brace to son on his birthday

Jun 19, 2012, 07:45 IST | AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo dedicated his goals to his baby son after claiming a brace in a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in Kharkiv that sent Portugal into the quarter-finals at Euro 2012

Ronaldo’s son, also named Cristiano, turned two on Sunday, while his father produced a thrilling display to hand Portugal a semi-final encounter with the Czech Republic in Warsaw on Thursday.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Holland in Kharkiv on Sunday. PIC/AFP

The Portuguese captain cancelled out Rafael van der Vaart’s opener for the Dutch shortly before the half hour and then claimed the winning goal with 16 minutes left. He told Portuguese television: “I’m very happy because today is also my son’s birthday and I dedicate both my goals to him.”  

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