Weak Heartbeats… How Ronaldo Experienced the Moment of Missing the Penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo, the winger and seasoned captain of the Portugal national team, displayed tremendous psychological resilience in dealing with pressure during the match against Slovenia.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty during extra time of the match against Slovenia before successfully saving the first penalty for his country.

Although Ronaldo did not score in four Euro 2024 matches, he led his country to qualify for the quarter-finals and set up a match with France next Friday.

The British newspaper “Daily Mail” revealed in a report that despite the enormous pressure on Ronaldo after missing the penalty, his heart rate was extremely low when saving the penalty, reaching its lowest rate throughout the two-hour match.

The “WHOOP” Observatory, specializing in sports health and physical performance analysis, explained on its social media account “X” that: “Ronaldo did not feel fear when he went to save the first penalty, and his heart rate reached its lowest level” which was below 100 beats per minute.

Ronaldo‘s heart rate, however, increased to 180 beats per minute, its highest rate, when Bernardo Silva scored the last penalty kick for his country, leading them to victory.

Ronaldo admitted to journalists after the Slovenia match: “Sometimes it is difficult to save a penalty, I have scored more than 200 penalties in my career, but sometimes there is chaos.”

Ronaldo approached his country’s Portuguese fans after successfully scoring the first penalty to apologize for missing the penalty during the match.

Ronaldo hopes to score his first goal in Euro 2024 against France next Friday in the quarter-finals.

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