- Cristiano Ronaldo was seen as an ‘idol’ by little lad Kylian Mbappe
- The Frenchman has grown to play against the multiple Ballon d’Or winner
- Both players were seen having a chit-chat and sharing a hug during Portugal vs France clash
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe shared a heartwarming moment together during Portugal vs France’ UEFA Nations League clash on Sunday, October 11.
The social media space was sent agog after the two stars were seen having a very warm discussion at half-time of the game as they smiled while they gist.
Didier Deschamps' world champions and Fernando Santos' European kings could not defeat the very determined Portugal team after 90 minutes as the game ended 0-0.
The star-studded match which had the likes of Ronaldo, Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes on the pitch couldn’t produce goals as the two sides fired blanks.
Fans were delighted to however see the Juventus striker as well his Paris Saint-Germain counterpart share a charming exchange as the team's lined up for the second half.
The duo embraced each other and then Ronaldo gave the youngster a friendly tap on the head as he walked away.
The 21-year-old, smiling and laughing, can be seen talking with Ronaldo before the referee blows his whistle to commence the action for the second 45 minutes.
It is no secret that Mbappe idolised Ronaldo as a child, and the French star shared an image of himself with the Portuguese with the caption 'Idol' as well as the crown and goat emojis.
“He was one of my idols as a child and it was nice to meet him when I visited Valdebebas. I loved him when I was little but that is finished,” the Frenchman said in 2018.
And fans have shared their excitement upon seeing the friendly encounter between two players who are at the summit of world football, with some hoping that Mbappe will one day pick up the baton from the three-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi would have been a better goalscorer in ten out of 12 campaigns if there were penalties counted in their respective goal tallies.
The Barcelona star and the Juventus striker have been going next to neck in the past 11 seasons with goals scored for their respective clubs per term.
One football fan has re-ignited the claim that Messi would have beaten Ronaldo's goal-tally ten times on 12 occasions.
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