REAL MADRID

Cristiano Ronaldo, manhandled by a fan at the Bernabéu

A quick-thinking fan slipped past the usually more vigilant security guards at the Santiago Bernabéu and came face-to-face with Ronaldo as he made his way onto the team bus.

With hopes of winning the Champions League and LaLiga completely dashed a few weeks ago, there is now a massive buzz amongst the Real Madrid fanbase following the team's heroics against Wolfsburg and Barcelona's astonishing slump in form in the domestic competition, which has seen Luis Enrique's team concede 12 points to los blancos since Gerard Piqué broke the deadlock in the Clásico at the beginning of April.

With Madrid set to face Villarreal tonight at the Bernabéu one supporter used the occasion to get up close and personal with the team's talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo.

As the Portuguese striker was making his way onto the team coach after a light session at the stadium, a young man broke through the security barriers and gave the star no choice but to hug him.