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Cristiano Ronaldo annoyed by Lionel Messi heckle

Cristiano Ronaldo's nose was put out of joint by chants of "Messi, Messi" from a fan who was refused an autograph.

The Real Madrid striker was clearly irked by being taunted with the name of his great Barcelona rival as the Portugual captain arrived at his team's hotel ahead of Wednesday's game against Ecuador.

In the pre-match press conference Ronaldo said: "Fan shouting 'Messi' upon my arrival in Portugal? I don't want to answer that. I have played 10 years with the Portugal national team, an isolated comment will not tarnish my commitment.

"It is an honour for me to represent my country, wear this shirt and when I am here I feel as if I am with my family."