Ronaldo dedicates double to Eusebio
Cristiano Ronaldo dedicated his two goals in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Monday to Portuguese legend Eusebio, who died at the age of 71 on Sunday. Before the game at the Santiago Bernabeu a minute's silence was held alongside a video showing Eusebio with Ronaldo and other Real Madrid greats such as Alfredo di Stefano. And Ronaldo welcomed the tributes that have been made to the man nicknamed the "Black Panther".
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"I want to thank everyone, especially to all the people in Spain for the homage they have paid to Eusebio. For the Portuguese it is very important to feel the warmth shown by the Spanish people," said Ronaldo. "He was someone who was very close to me and obviously my goals today were dedicated to him. "He helped me a lot with the national team and he is an example for us. It is very sad that we have lost one of the greatest players of all time." Victory moved Real back to within five points of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.