In a few hours, Spanish fans will enjoy the new edition of El Clasico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and although Cristiano Ronaldo will not be present, everyone will remember the Portuguese who scored in this match more than ten years ago And celebrated in a way that became a hallmark of international football.
On April 21, 2012, the forward went to the Camp Nou with his teammates to play against a rival team coached by Guardiola at the time. In the 72nd minute, with the score 1-1, the Portuguese came on to score a point for the Meringues, a goal that later marked the final victory.
But apart from the joy felt by the fans, no one has forgotten Cristiano’s actions. Instead of jumping up and hugging his teammates, he said: “Calm down, calm down, I’m here”accompanying his words and gestures, looking into the stands.
It is known that the attitude of the current Al-Nassr player is directly related to the cult public and he wanted to somehow silence them, in fact, he did this because for a few seconds the excitement level dropped. Additionally, it was an example of his competitive nature, for which he was also severely criticized.
In the 2023 El Clasico, Jude Bellingham will become one of the representatives of Real Madrid. He said in a recent interview with TVE Network: “I will always remember a celebration that Cristiano Ronaldo did where he asked ‘calm down, calm down’. It was an iconic image.”
Also in the mix is Englishman Aurélien Tchouaméni, who also brought Portugal’s celebrations to life in 2022: “My first memory of El Clasico is Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration when he scored at Camp Nou, asking for calm”he told Marca.