When it was time to step up on the world’s biggest stage Cristiano Ronaldo certainly delivered.
Against a Spain side who dominated the ball and scored some fabulous goals of their Ronaldo was a one-man wrecking crew.
He won a penalty, scored said penalty, tricked David De Gea into letting in a pea roller from distance, and curled a wonderful free-kick into the top corner.
They say that the greatest praise of all comes from your peers.
And whilst it’s plausible Ronaldo has no peers, those in the sporting world couldn’t believe what they were witnessing.