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“If you ain’t first you’re last” – Ronaldo doesn’t do silver

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Cristiano Ronaldo removes his Italian Super Cup silver medal almost immediately as he could not hide his displeasure following the defeat to Lazio.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team fell to a 3-1 defeat to Lazio in the Italian Super Cup.

The match was billed as a showcase of the very best Italian football had to offer, and was staged in Saudi Arabia.

The quality of the match and the players on show did not disappoint those in attendance or watching around the world.

The scoreline, on the other hand, was quite a shock as Lazio overcame the superstars of Turin.

Probably the player that most came to see was none other than Portuguese maestro Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is synonymous with success and winning, but tonight it wasn’t to be.

The player could not hide his displeasure. The reward for second-place was the silver medal which he begrudgingly received.

Some may consider it bad sportsmanship.

Others see it as a symbol of the man who gives his all.

A winning result is what matters and that nothing else will do.

In the words of Ricky Bobby, Ronaldo’s mantra quite simply may be:

“If you ain’t first you’re last!”