Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother in attendance as Manchester City beat Sporting 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounter on Tuesday night.
Riyad Mahrez, Bernarndo Silva, Phil Foden, and Raheem Sterling all scored to give Pep Guardiola’s team a resounding victory.
As Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother watched from the stands, City thrashed Sporting 5-0 to all but book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Ronaldo’s family has been Sporting followers since he joined the club’s youth divisions as a 12-year-old in 1997.
Despite the fact that he has subsequently moved on to three different clubs, the Ronaldos have always had a sweet spot for the club where it all started.
Last summer, the Portugal international came close to joining City, but instead chose to return to Old Trafford following a 12-year absence.
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According to recent reports, Ronaldo has grown disillusioned with life at United as a result of his and the team’s uneven results, and he is considering terminating his two-year deal at the end of the season.
Ronaldo Ends longest goal drought
Despite scoring 15 goals in 27 games this season, Ronaldo is said to be telling close friends that he believes his age is catching up with him, and while he may have finally broken his goal drought on Tuesday, some supporters are beginning to believe the same.
The goal against Brighton was a awesome goal, not only did the goal assist Manchester United in retaining the top four, it brought back the teams confidence in Ronaldo as he dribbled past 4 defenders to bury the shot.
On social media, his open goal miss against Southampton on Saturday was widely mocked, with fans joking that the 37-year-old was ‘done’ at the top.