Fans react on Twitter to Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani’s performances

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

Portugal are on the brink of elimination from the World Cup following a 2-2 draw with the USA on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo headed into the 2014 World Cup finals as the best player in the world.

Although Barcelona forward Lionel Messi may be the best ‘overall’, during the 2013-14 season, there was no footballer on the planet better than Real Madrid star Ronaldo.

Having won the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or award and guiding Los Blancos to their 10th Champions League crown in history, the 29-year-old forward was set to star for his country Portugal in Brazil.

However, towards the end of the 2013-14 campaign, the former Manchester United winger struggled with injuries, and there were doubts on whether he would be able to feature for Portugal at the World Cup.

Ronaldo eventually regained his full fitness, but so far he has failed to shine. The former Sporting Lisbon star suffered humiliation in his first World Cup game in Brazil, as Germany hammered the Seleccao 4-0 at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Ronaldo failed to do anything concrete and did not get enough time on the ball to weave his magic.

Portugal’s second Group G clash against the USA at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus on Sunday was meant to be Ronaldo’s game. However, once again, he flattered to deceive, as Paulo Bento’s side required a 95th-minute strike from Silvestre Varela to rescue a point.

Once again, Ronaldo failed to spark during the 90 minutes, but it was his sensational cross in injury time that has kept alive Portugal’s slim chances of progressing to the round of 16.

On the other hand, Nani had a better time against the USA. The United winger, who struggled last season, opened the scoring for Portugal after just five minutes with a shot from close range and was unlucky not to add a second late on in the first half when his powerful drive came back off the frame of the USA goal.

Football fans around the world were watching the clash, and here is what they made of the performances of Ronaldo and Nani.

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