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Ronaldo and Mbappe share a special moment

Kylian Mbappe & Cristiano Ronaldo
Credit: Kylian Mbappe official Twitter account

Kylian Mbappe got to go against a childhood hero and one of the game’s all-time greats, and he visibly enjoyed the experience.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rise to the summit of the footballing world and him remaining there for a prolonged period of time has seen him become a great source of inspiration for the new generation of players.

One player, among a plethora of new talents those view Ronaldo as their role model, is Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe’s admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not exactly a secret. From decorating his wall with posters of CR7 to labeling him as his ‘idol’, the young Frenchman has not shied away from confessing his love for the highly-accomplished Portuguese.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward faced his Juventus counterpart for a third time over the weekend, with the pair having already shared the pitch in the 2017/18 Champions League knockout stages.

It marked a beautiful moment when Ronaldo came over to Mbappe just before the start of the second half of the Nations League encounter between Portugal and France.

A few words were shared between them before the duo burst out laughing, with Mbappe clearly savoring a personal match-up with Ronaldo.