The Real Madrid striker captained Portugal to their 1-0 extra-time win over France in Paris on Sunday night, with substitute Eder smashing in the winner.
Ronnie was left in tears midway through the first half when he collided awkwardly with West Ham winger Dimitri Payet.
It looked like a nasty injury, and despite trying to carry on, Ronaldo was soon subbed off and replaced by his close pal Ricardo Quaresma.
Ronaldo was visibly distraught but his tears of despair soon turned to tears of joy, as substitute Eder smashed in Portugal’s winner in the second-half of extra time.
The scene was set for Ronaldo to lift an international trophy – something Messi has never achieved in his trophy-laden career- and all of Ronaldo’s fans were quick to remind him of that:
How's Messi rn?
— CHAOS THEORY (@Nerdy_DarellJ) July 10, 2016
Can you imagine how's the feeling of being Lionel Messi now? #Euro2016Finale
— Edwien Gusmantara (@edwienn) July 10, 2016
— Mr. Dobolina (@ducci07) July 10, 2016
— Kramponlu Pisagor (@KramponluPisago) July 10, 2016
Ronaldo has won the Euros and Messi hasn't, therefore Ronaldo is better than Messi
— Mark (@MarkK1872) July 10, 2016
We are waiting for you, Messi. pic.twitter.com/wvSQUSlCxR
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDez) July 10, 2016
Messi could have easily had 3 in 3 years. Such small margins. History books don't remember runners up though. https://t.co/SqBdeWWQTx
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) July 10, 2016
Messi doesn’t get the prison time he deserves https://t.co/03cZbG6mWR
— Abhay (@AFCholic) July 10, 2016
But Messi is the best player in the world?☕️ pic.twitter.com/7RRtP7ITWq
— Taylor Owens (@Taylorjowens23) July 10, 2016
You see Messi, God rewards those who pay their taxes
— Cameron Giles (@Jay_SaidIt) July 10, 2016
— Daniel (@DeadlyStudge) July 10, 2016
CR7 pays taxes; win trophies from bench; doesn't retire and won't serve jail term.
Be like him
No Messi-ng up
— Arch°̩e (@chronikkk) July 10, 2016
Couldn't write this up. On the same year that Messi failed, cried & retired from his country, CR7 won his first international trophy.
— KING ZIDANE (@RMadridCastilla) July 10, 2016
So Messi is at home on tag. Whilst Ronaldo winning this. @callmeskits Hahahahahaa you fool.
— Poets Corner (@PoetsCornerUK) July 10, 2016
Messi couldn't even win a court case ??
— Amaka (@Rose_Related) July 10, 2016
Reckon Messi's just unretired from international football?
— Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) July 10, 2016
AND THE MESSI FANBOYS COVER THEIR EYES IN HORROR pic.twitter.com/ZTWkPhe2BJ
— AM (@affanmansoor) July 10, 2016
Of course, Messi retired from international football earlier this summer, following Argentina’s Copa America final defeat to Chile.
But could the Barcelona attacker be swayed out of his self-imposed retirement for the World Cup in 2018, to better Ronaldo? What do you think?