BRAZIL legend Ronaldo could not contain his delight after watching his goalkeeper save TWO penalties to help Real Valladolid win.
The man nicknamed R9, 46, was one of the world’s best strikers in his playing days and is now the Spanish club’s majority owner.
They are one of Spain’s yo-yo clubs bouncing between the Segunda division and the top flight.
However, they are currently enjoying life in midtable of LaLiga after yesterday’s thrilling victory over Celta Vigo.
Valladolid took the lead just after half hour at their Jose Zorrilla Stadium on Wednesday.
However, they were pegged back seconds before the break as Oscar Rodriguez levelled.
They regained the lead on the hour through Joaquin Fernandez and then Sergio Leon doubled the advantage.
Leon then missed a penalty to make it four but made amends seconds later.
Then came a bizarre moment involving ex-Liverpool flop Iago Aspas.
Keeper Jordi Masip guessed correctly as he dived low to his right to stop Aspas’ spot-kick.
But the former Barcelona stopper was adjudged to come off his line, and after a VAR check, the kick was retaken.
This time Aspas went the other way, but Masip was in no mood to be beaten, and he too dived the opposition direction and managed to grab home of the ball.
Owner Ronaldo, a two-time World Cup winner, quickly took to Twitter afterwards to share snaps of the goal celebrations and penalty heroics.
And he captioned them with: “4 goals, 2 penalties saved by Masip and a crowd that has been cheering until the end despite the rain.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this team.”
Vallodolid are next in action on Saturday when they host Real Sociedad.
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