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Gareth Bale sends message of support to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Euro 2016's semi-finals were all about the rivalry between Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But while the final was supposed to be CR7's big moment, it was cruelly snatched away from him in the early stages as he was stretchered off with a nasty-looking knee injury.

Ronaldo's tears were greeted by shock from around the football world, but like the decent guy he is, Bale was among the first to send his Real Madrid team-mate a message of support.

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Classy guy

The Welshman, who was knocked out by Ronaldo's Portugal in the last four, tweeted:

It's great to see the pair exchanging a moment like that, just as they did after last week's game, when Ronaldo congratulated Bale on Wales' run in the tournament.

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Bale will no doubt be gutted to be watching the final at home, but he has shown himself once again to be one of football's classiest guys.

Disappointing end for Ronaldo 

Even though the Portuguese superstar wasn't able to be the difference in the final, he's made a huge impact nonetheless, equalling Michel Platini's goal-scoring record at the European Championships.

Madrid fans, and of course, manager Zinedine Zidane, will be praying Ronaldo's injury isn't too serious, and it's likely he'll undergo a scan after the game.

Who's made a bigger impact, Ronaldo or Bale? Have your say in the comments. 

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Topics:
Gareth Bale
Real Madrid
Football
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal National Football Team
UEFA Champions League
Euro 2016

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