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Cristiano Ronaldo Hurts Knee, Moth Tries to Eat His Eyeball, Leaves Euro 2016 on a Stretcher

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal lies injured as teammate Adrien Silva of Portugal checks on him during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France.

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Portugal started the day a huge underdog in today’s Euro 2016 championship match against homestanding France. Those slim chances got a lot slimmer when Portuguese star/human wax figurine Cristiano Ronaldo went down in the opening minutes with a left knee injury after a late challenge from Dimitri Payet.

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Ronaldo left the field and returned multiple times, trying to continue despite being obviously hobbled. At one point, he fell to the ground and a moth landed on his eye.

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Here’s another look at the moth.

Ultimately, the Portuguese captain had to be carried off on a stretcher.

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He was replaced on the field by Ricardo Quaresma, who appropriately enough has a pair of tear drops tattooed below his right eyeball.

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Ricardo Quaresma and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

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Despite Ronaldo’s absence, France and Portugal are tied 0-0 at halftime. Here’s another photo of Sad Ronaldo.

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Sad Cristiano Ronaldo, on a stretcher.

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Read more Slate coverage of Euro 2016.

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