Cristiano Ronaldo: Steward who was hit by Man Utd star speaks out about the incident

Steward Marisa Nobile was hit by Cristiano Ronaldo shot on Tuesday and thought she had died. She recalls her side of the story.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo really hit the bull's eye! While warming up for the Champions League match on 14 September, the Manchester United player shot a ball directly into the face of a steward. She recalls the incident during an interview with Blick TV:

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I was in great pain. My God. I was more or less ballaballa!


Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best football players of all time, so we can only imagine that being on the receiving end of one of his shots can really knock you out. And indeed it did. After being struck, Marisa Nobile immediately went down, paramedics and colleagues rushed to her aid, and Cristiano also immediately ran to her side to help.

I was gone in my head and went to the ground. Afterwards I saw Ronaldoabove me and said: 'Oh my God no, did I die?'

Ronaldo to the rescue

It's been a few days since this incident, and Nobile seems to have recuperated from the accident. Nobile joked:

But then I saw Ronaldo and the headache was gone.

Fortunately, the steward has since recovered and does not appear to have suffered any permanent damage from the shot. Ronaldo seemed quite sorry about the whole thing—after the game, in which he scores a goal in the 13th minute, he gave Nobile his shirt, which she proudly put on, beaming with joy. All's well that ends well!

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