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Football: Ronaldo dedicates double to Eusebio

Published on Jan 7, 2014 5:49 AM
 
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale after scoring his second goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid and RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Jan 6, 2014. Ronaldo dedicated his two goals in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014, to Portuguese legend Eusebio, who died at the age of 71 on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo dedicated his two goals in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014, to Portuguese legend Eusebio, who died at the age of 71 on Sunday.

Before the game at the Santiago Bernabeu a minute's silence was held alongside a video showing Eusebio with Ronaldo and other Real Madrid greats such as Alfredo di Stefano.

And Ronaldo welcomed the tributes that have been made to the man nicknamed the "Black Panther".

"I want to thank everyone, especially to all the people in Spain for the homage they have paid to Eusebio. For the Portuguese it is very important to feel the warmth shown by the Spanish people," said Ronaldo.

 
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