Sign up for the free daily World Soccer Talk email newsletter for news and soccer TV schedules. »

SUN, 11:45AM ET
TUES, 12:30PM ET

Watch the Cristiano Ronaldo-Zlatan Ibrahimovic Cam to See Their Reactions to Playoff Goals [VIDEO]

ronaldo ibrahimovic1 600x337 Watch the Cristiano Ronaldo Zlatan Ibrahimovic Cam to See Their Reactions to Playoff Goals [VIDEO]

The second leg of the World Cup playoff earlier this week between Sweden and Portugal was a brilliant spectacle to watch. The hat trick by Ronaldo has convinced many that he is now the best player in the world. But one of the less reported storylines is the class that Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed on the pitch by applauding his fellow Ballon d’Or contestant after scoring one of his goals.

Whether you missed the gesture or not, the video below features a side-by-side view of the “Zlatan Cam” next to the “Ronaldo Cam.” The videos show the reaction from both players as each of the pivotal goals went into the back of the net.

It’s certainly interesting viewing particularly how Ronaldo criticized his goalkeeper, as well as some of the goal celebrations by him which were missed on television.

H/T 101GG.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →

3 Responses to Watch the Cristiano Ronaldo-Zlatan Ibrahimovic Cam to See Their Reactions to Playoff Goals [VIDEO]

  1. goatslookshifty says:

    Ronaldo has so much confidence coursing through his veins that he believes he could have saved the two Sweden goals.
    Very interesting to see the body language of both the players when the spotlight was on the other. Ronaldo never looked defeated whereas Zlatan was.
    Great video.

  2. gillyrosh says:

    Loved this! I do feel bad for Ibra and will miss seeing him next summer in Brazil. He’s a remarkable talent in his own right.

  3. KapUSMC says:

    I enjoyed watching Zlatan applauding Ronaldo.. For all the talk of Ibra and how egotistical he can be (see his Zlatan Unplugged comments after the match) I though it was awesome to see one of the best players on the planet applauding probably the best player on the planet (at least right now).

    For me, Ibra not playing in the WC was only the second biggest downside… It was FIFA. The decision to extend ballon d’or voting and letting people change their votes just reeks of trying to rig it for CR7 (and I think he deserves the award). The most popular sport in the world should not be run by corrupt used car salesmen that change rules to stuff whenever the see fit to get the outcome they want.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>