Ronaldo shows off with 2nd Champions League title

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm •  Published: May 24, 2014
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has two Champions League winner medals to show off along with his two world player of the year awards.

That is, when he's done showing off his ripped physique.

Ronaldo's penalty at the end of extra time Saturday sealed a 4-1 victory for Real Madrid over Atletico Madrid, which led deep into stoppage time after 90 minutes.

The 29-year-old Portuguese star then ripped off his shirt in celebration and struck a pose showing off his muscles.

Soon, Ronaldo was being hugged by Portugal's state president, Anibal Cavaco Silva, and patted on the back by Spain's King Juan Carlos before collecting his medal from UEFA President Michel Platini — who also hugged him.

Just another night of Ronaldo being soccer's biggest showman and undisputed current best player.

"Since day one at the club I've felt ready for this," said the Madrid star after helping end the club's wait since 2002 for a coveted 10th European title in his fifth season there.

"The pressure is making me a better player. It was worth risking (my injury) since we're champions," Ronaldo told reporters.

The Madrid star now heads to Brazil to cap his stellar season at the World Cup, where Group G rivals Germany, the United States and Ghana await him.

Ronaldo will arrive with confidence peaking, even if his finishing fell from his own absurdly high standards Saturday.

His 51st goal of the season came from his ninth attempt, including two trademark free kicks which tested Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois within his limits.

One missed second-half chance seemed scripted for Ronaldo: hanging high to meet a Sergio Ramos cross, neck muscles tightening to drive his forehead at the ball. An untypically tame connection glanced the ball wide.