Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal squad lost 3–0 to the Netherlands, and the match was interrupted by a number of pitch invaders.
Cristiano Ronaldo was at the center of yet another set of pitch-invading incident during his Portugal squad's 3–0 loss to the Netherlands on Monday.
A repeat occurrence throughout Ronaldo's career, fans came one after the other at the five-time Ballon d'Or winner after his teammate, Joao Cancelo, was sent off in the second half of the match. One tried to kiss Ronaldo on the cheek while snapping a selfie, while two others got in touching distance as a rather lax security team eventually apprehended the fans and escorted them off the field.
After Cancelo was sent off, there were multiple pitch invaders (including a midget?!?) who ran to try to get pictures with Ronaldo. Bizarre, but not surprising when #CR7 is around. They were eventually apprehended. #Portugal #TudoPorPortugal #PORxNED pic.twitter.com/OLyK7xR8qH— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) March 26, 2018
The incidents were the icing on a disappointing day for an experimental Portugal squad, which is fine tuning as it carries its European championship into this summer's World Cup. Portugal had beaten Egypt 2-1 on Friday on Ronaldo's stoppage-time double, with Monday's loss being its first inside 90 minutes since a 3-2 setback to Sweden in the same fixture window a year ago.