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Bernabeu Turns Gold As CR7 Presents Ballon d’Or To Fans

FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, has presented his award to the Real Madrid faithful who celebrated his success with a golden tribute.

Ronaldo along with Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos (all three selected for FIFA XI) and James Rodriguez (Puskas Award) presented their FIFA awards ahead of the Copa del Rey second-leg against Atletico Madrid.

Read: Torres Brace Eliminates Real

As the striker fetched his trophy, Los Blancos fans were holding up golden placards and a huge banner saying, “Cristiano Ronaldo, Balon de Oro’.

"We want to thank the fans for the reception we got. It was impressive,” Ronaldo told Real Madrid’s official website after the game.

“From the moment we got to Concha Espina until we left the pitch. I am personally grateful for the tribute they gave me.

“I apologise on behalf of the team, perhaps we could have done things better. However, we can also say that we have La Liga, the Champions League and lots of other things to win this year."

However, the tribute perhaps distracted the Real Madrid stars’ focus from the game, as they immediately conceded a goal with Fernando Torres scoring in the first minute.

Real Madrid drew the game 2-2 after first Sergio Ramos and then Ronaldo equalised following Torres' brace.

The defending champions lost the Copa del Rey tie 4-2 on aggregate and were knocked out of the Spanish cup by their cross-town rivals.

Check our mini-gallery attached to the article to view the best pictures of Bernabeu’s golden tribute to Ronaldo.

Why do you think Real Madrid’s form has slipped since the turn of the year? Have your say in the comment section below.

Gallery: Torres Brace Ends Real's Treble Hopes


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