Cristiano Ronaldo jumped the barrier to check on a steward after his practice free-kick before Manchester United's Champions League match knocked her to the ground.
Ronaldo was drilling free-kicks in his usual pre-match routine ahead of United's first Champions League clash against Young Boys in Bern.
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However, in an unfortunate turn of events, one shot appeared to strike an unwitting female steward on the back of the head.
The woman was quickly attended to by a number of medical professionals as she remained on the ground.
Ronaldo was quick to realise what happened and quickly jumped the barrier.
The United forward had a brief chat with the steward on the ground as he checked she was alright.
The steward was able to get to her feet and continue her role throughout the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo's classy gesture after loss
Ronaldo went on to open the scoring for United in the match.
But after Aaron Wan-Bissaka's red card, Young Boys took control of the match and shocked the Red Devils 2-1 in their opening Champions League clash.
Regardless, Ronaldo was praised for a classy gesture after the match.
The steward was spotted with the football icon's jersey and posed for photos with a big smile across her face.
— VBET News (@VBETnews) September 14, 2021
🤕During Manchester United’s warm up,Cristiano Ronaldo rushed towards a steward to find out about her well-being after she got struck by a ball.
🤩Classy Act of Sportsmanship From Cristiano Ronaldo #BSCYB |#YBMUFC |#UCL | #MUFC |#Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/8nm6BxfrK6
— UEFA Champions League (@alimo_philip) September 14, 2021
During Manchester United’s warm up, Cristiano rushed towards a steward after she got struck by a ball.
He later on gave her his jersey. 😍👏 pic.twitter.com/AumIEvp7XK
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) September 14, 2021
Dfkm a Ronaldo shot in the warm up knocked a steward completely out 😭 pic.twitter.com/7H1KH4LLFT
— Mase (@afcmason3) September 14, 2021
Young Boys pulled off a shock 2-1 home win over 10-man Manchester United with a stoppage-time goal from Jordan Siebatcheu to get their Champions League campaign off to the perfect start.
Ronaldo had fired the Red Devils, last season's beaten Europa League finalists, into the lead in the 13th minute - to mark his record-equalling 177th appearance in the competition to sit alongside former Real Madrid team mate Iker Casillas.
The Group F match, though, changed in the 35th minute after a red card for United full-back Wan-Bissaka for a rash challenge on Christopher Martins Pereira.
The Swiss side rallied to equalise through Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu in the 66th minute.
Just when it seemed United were set to hold out, Siebatcheu latched onto a stray back pass from Jesse Lingard to fire Young Boys to victory, sparking wild celebrations.
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