For the one millionth time, there’s a reason to be jealous of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid star will go down as one the greatest footballers in history. He has enough money to last 100 lifetimes and is adored worldwide.
And now he’s become one of the first people in the world to try on Nike’s new self-lacing trainers.
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Nike promised to invent Back to the Future 2 style trainers that didn’t require the boring and often frustrating process of tying laces, and they’ve delivered with the HyperAdapt 1.0.
Of course, Nike sent Ronaldo a pair to show off to his millions of social media followers and his reaction when he puts them on for the first time seems incredibly genuine.
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Watch Ronaldo's reaction
When the trainers make a weird, buzzing sounds (probably to indicate they are getting tighter), Ronaldo pauses hesitantly.
He posted the video to his Instagram page along with the caption: “Wow! Thanks @nike for letting me be the first athlete in the world to try the new HyperAdapt 1.0”.
It's back to boots on Sunday
Ronaldo will have to ditch the neat trainers when carrying out his day job. He will return to normal football boots when Madrid play host to Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday.
Currently 12 points adrift of leaders Barcelona, Los Blancos are simply playing to secure their place in next season’s Champions League. They can also restore some pride following a difficult league campaign by beating Barca at the Camp Nou next month.
The European Cup remains their only hope of glory. Madrid are through to the quarter-finals following a 4-0 aggregate victory over Roma but the task only gets tougher from here.
Zinedine Zidane’s team will be eager to face Manchester City, Wolfsburg or Benfica in the last-eight - and avoid Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona - but they can only run for so long before encountering one of Europe’s elite sides.
Barca and Bayern challenges
Barcelona will present the sternest challenge but Zidane will take solace after watching Bayern struggle to overcome Juventus in their last-16 tie.
Pep Guardiola’s team needed a 91st-minute equaliser from Thomas Muller to send Wednesday’s second leg into extra-time, where goals from Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman confirmed Bayern’s place in the next round.
But the manner in which Barcelona disposed of Arsenal will have frightened the other seven teams remaining in the tournament. Luis Enrique’s team weren’t at their flowing best over the two legs yet managed to emerge with a 5-1 aggregate win.
Madrid stand a chance of going all the way if Ronaldo - the tournament’s top scorer with 13 goals - continues his impressive goalscoring run.
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