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Ronaldo Jr. outshines Real Madrid superstar dad with stunning strike

01:43 GMT+3 08/06/2018
Cristiano Ronaldo - cropped
The art of goalscoring certainly appears to be in the Portuguese's genes, with his son showcasing his talent after an international friendly

Forget about Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo might have a talented new rival for world football fame: his own son.

The Real Madrid great's eldest child Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., nicknamed Cristianinho, looks to have inherited the family knack for scoring stunners judging by his brilliant top-corner effort in a post-match kickabout on Thursday.

He received some of the biggest cheers of the night from the Estadio da Luz crowd, who earlier saw World Cup-bound Portugal ease to a 3-0 friendly win over Algeria.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo senior went scoreless in his 150th international appearance, so the emergence of a new challenger – family or otherwise – might come as handy motivation on the eve of the World Cup.

Ronaldo has taken great pride in the efforts of his son during his football career to date, with the youngster having seemingly picked up the skills required very quickly.

His father regularly posts videos of stunning efforts on social media, with this the latest in a long line of strikes his dad would be proud of.

All of the Ronaldo traits are there - the accuracy to find the top corner and a look as the ball hits the back of the net which suggests there was never going to be any other outcome.

Ronaldo will be hoping that he can produce similar at the World Cup finals this summer, with Euro 2016 winners Portugal set to open their campaign against Spain on June 15.