"His tears were like daggers to the heart, but we are champions”
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In an emotional post on her Instagram account Cristiano Ronaldo's sister, Katia Aveiro, likened the Portugal captain's suffering to that of Jesus on the cross.
It looked to be a night of damnation for Portugal and the Real Madrid star as he limped off in the first half of the final against France but ultimately it was a glorious evening for the Selecao's favourite son.
"These tears I cried for my wounded brother were like daggers to the heart, and we all cried with him for the awful pain we had together," she wrote on Instagram.
"But God is great and just as our saviour Jesus Christ suffered on the cross for a better world for us, Cristiano cried in the pain of not being able to help his teammates and his beloved people.
"But God is just and and they deservedly lifted the trophy, and fulfilled the dream; we are champions."
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