Harambee Stars' Michael Olunga celebrated a memorable clash with Ronaldo in the Asian Champions League.
Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga has shared an unforgettable moment on the pitch with none other than the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo during a thrilling Asian Champions League group match.
Olunga’s team, Al Duhail, faced a fierce battle against Ronaldo's Al-Nassr, ultimately losing the game with a close score of 4-3 on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
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The former Man United and Real Madrid great has revealed why he ‘does not care’ after inspiring Al Nassr to a 4-3 win over Olunga and Countinho’s Al Duhail.
Despite the loss, Olunga had a remarkable performance, netting a goal and providing an assist.
The 29-year-old striker's efforts were recognized and celebrated, but it was his interaction with Ronaldo that truly made the day memorable.
"It's a game of respect. Life gives you great moments and experiences," Olunga posted, sharing a moment of wisdom and reflection. He added a poignant comment, "The beauty of those who believe in their dreams," encapsulating the magic of the moment.
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The post was accompanied by a heartwarming photo of Olunga and Ronaldo, capturing a moment of mutual respect and admiration between the two players.
This image has since circulated widely, garnering attention and praise from football fans around the world.
Olunga’s coach, Christophe Galtier, also weighed in on the epic clash, particularly highlighting the formidable presence of Ronaldo on the field.
“When you face Ronaldo, there isn't much you can do. He scored two beautiful goals. I'm at a loss for words to describe him. What he did today is extraordinary for a 38-year-old. He's still the best player in the world," Galtier remarked, unable to hide his admiration for the Portuguese superstar.
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Al Duhail now stands third in Group E of the Champions League, facing an uphill battle to progress further in the tournament.
The team has managed to secure just one point from their previous games, including a barren draw against the Tajikistan side FC Istiklol.