Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva had a hilarious guidance to Bruno Fernandes' half-time passageway talk during Portugal's 2-0 triumph complete Iceland.
Roberto Martinez's broadside stormed to triumph connected Sunday nighttime arsenic they made it 10 wins retired of 10 matches successful their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.
While nan nationalist broadside whitethorn person been dazzling retired connected nan pitch, it was really their half-time antics which made headlines aft nan game.
During nan mid-way constituent of nan match, United skipper Fernandes appeared to beryllium giving a team-talk successful nan tunnel, arsenic they waited to caput retired for nan second-half.
Ronaldo and Silva tin beryllium seen, successful a clip that later appeared connected X, listening to nan speech earlier turning to eachother and smirking.
Cristiano Ronaldo (middle) and Bernardo Silva (right) appeared stunned by a half-time talk from Portugal team-mate Bruno Fernandes (third from nan left) connected Sunday night
Al-Nassr guardant Ronaldo smirked arsenic he turned distant from nan conversation
Al-Nassr guardant Ronaldo turned distant from nan speech pinch a grin drawn crossed his look earlier putting his caput down and preparing for nan second-half.
Portugal were 1 extremity up astatine that point, acknowledgment to a first-half onslaught from Fernandes, earlier Ricardo Horta doubled their advantage successful nan second-half.
Martinez's broadside made history pinch nan consequence arsenic they celebrated a 'perfect' qualifying run - achieving 10 wins retired of their 10 matches.
Fernandes' erstwhile United team-mate, Ronaldo, is nan 2nd apical goalscorer successful nan qualifiers - pinch his tally of 10 goals only bettered by Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.
The 38-year-old precocious made headlines aft savagely responding to claims made by erstwhile Sporting Lisbon academy starlet Fabio Paim.
Paim was seen arsenic 1 of Portugal's biggest prospects during nan 2000s, pinch reports that moreover Ronaldo himself regarded Paim arsenic nan astir promising young subordinate of his generation.
However, Paim grounded to unrecorded up to his potential, ne'er making a elder quality for Sporting, and having six indebtedness stints distant from nan nine - including astatine Chelsea wherever he besides ne'er made a competitory appearance.
In an question and reply connected a podcast hosted by PT Clipes, Paim said he deserved astatine slightest 1 of Ronaldo's 5 Ballon d'Or trophies, and that he could person been connected par pinch nan Portuguese icon and Lionel Messi 'if he had half of Cristiano's brain'.
The Portugal duo were seen listening successful to nan talk astatine half-time of their 2-0 triumph complete Iceland
Portugal maintained a cleanable grounds passim their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign
Ronaldo successful consequence to nan video gave a ferocious response, arsenic he wrote connected Instagram: 'Wtf??? Who is this guy.'
His consequence comes contempt a number of reports claiming that Ronaldo said aft his move to Man United in 2003: 'If you deliberation I'm good, hold until you spot Fabio Paim.'
Speaking connected nan podcast, Paim said: 'Cristiano Ronaldo should connection maine 1 of his Ballon d'Ors. I went to Sporting erstwhile I was 7 years old, I grew up there.
'They were years of glory successful which I won everything I could. I didn't scope wherever I could person reached, but I marked a generation. If group don't hide it's because I marked them.
'I said erstwhile I was happy that I thought Cristiano Ronaldo could connection maine a Ballon d'Or. But it was pinch humility. If I had half of Cristiano's head, it wouldn't beryllium him and Messi'.
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