Slow-Mo Footage Captures Cristiano Ronaldo’s Superhuman Leap Against France (Video)
Ronaldo set a new record as he became the all-time top scorer in European Championship history on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old also stunned fans with a spectacular jump that has been captured in slow-motion.
In the second-half, the Juventus forward challenged Kimpembe in an aerial duel.
Raphael Guerreiro lofted a cross into the box, with Ronaldo out-jumping the France defender following a gravity-defying leap.
He set off and rose highest – and somehow managed to put his hand on Kimpembe’s head as he won a header, which went wide.
While he couldn’t fashion a shot on target, fans online couldn’t believe how high he jumped.
Claudio Ranieri once compared the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to an NBA player when he produced a similar moment in a Serie A match.
“Ronaldo did something that you see in the NBA (National Basketball Association), he was up in the air for an hour and a half,” he said.
“There’s nothing you can say about it, you can only congratulate him and move on.”
Ronaldo, meanwhile, converted a penalty in each half as Portugal drew 2-2 with France.
Karim Benzema scored his side’s goals in a exciting back-and-forth meeting.
Ronaldo has already bagged five goals this tournament as his side face Belgium for a place in the quarter-finals.