Ruben Dias becomes Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal bodyguard as he intercepts pitch invader

Manchester City star Ruben Dias effectively acted as Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal bodyguard after an incident during Portugal’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Iceland.

Portugal won 1-0 in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on Tuesday evening, with Ronaldo scoring a priceless 89th-minute winner.

It was international goal number 123 for the 38-year-old in what was his 200th appearance for Portugal.

The nation maintained their 100 per cent record in Euro 2024 qualifying, with Roberto Martinez’s side still yet to concede a goal in their four matches.

They are two points ahead of second-placed Slovakia, with the two teams in action on September 8.

Ronaldo’s goal against Iceland initially saw little celebration, with the forward’s close-range finish checked by VAR.

But once the goal was given, the footballing legend sprinted over to the corner, encouraging his team-mates to join him.

One supporter, however, got slightly too excited at seeing Ronaldo score a goal, and ran onto the pitch towards the striker before he was intercepted by Dias.


Dias stops pitch invader reaching Ronaldo

The Manchester City centre-back showed lightning fast reactions when the pitch invader neared Ronaldo.

Dias grabbed the fan’s shirt, pulling him away from Ronaldo, before security intervened and carried the supporter off the pitch.


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