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Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo motivated by doubters

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo returned to action in their Champions League semi-finals game against Bayern Munich and helped his side take a 1-0 lead in the aggregate. Apparently Ronaldo was motivated by someone doubting his fitness going into the game.

“There was some fear, which is normal as it was my first game after three weeks,” Ronaldo told reporters, as transcribed by ESPN FC. “I had confidence, but some people did not want me to play. But I played and showed I was fine, that nothing happened. They were a bit afraid, but I am perfectly okay now. I did not feel anything out there, I felt good.”

Ronaldo wouldn’t give further details when pressed about it or name a specific individual.

“That is something else, we should just be happy now,” he said. “Because we played a good game and we have a little advantage. I did not force anything. I felt fine, very good. I am not angry with anyone. It has passed. The important thing is that Cristiano is back now to try and help Real Madrid to make the final that we all hope for. 1-0 in a semifinal is a good result. We have a good advantage and we know if we score there it gets difficult for them. We go there confident. My opinion is that we can win there and go through.”

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