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Ronaldo's Neck-Juggling Goal Gets His 'Mojo' Back

Jun 21, 2010 – 10:00 AM
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Will Brinson

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's -- ahem -- controversial star, has been goalless throughout the World Cup. But he broke that streak on Monday morning, in the midst of Portugal's 7-0 thrashing of North Korea.

The announcers, as you'll hear below, claim that the goal got Ronaldo's "mojo back," which seems like a stretch, given that his team was already up 5-0 when he caught the ball, deflected off the North Korea goalie's save attempt, juggled it on his neck and then volleyed it into the back of the net.

But regardless of the score, it was a pretty amazing goal, and certainly worthy of watching. Unless you're the Ivory Coast, that is, since they now face near-certain elimination from the Group of Death, thanks to Brazil getting two wins in two matches and Portugal's now enormous goal differential.

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