For anyone that caught the epic ‘CastrolEDGE Presents Ronaldo Tested to the Limit’ last year, you’ll know that Cristiano Ronaldo is capable of some superhuman feats of footballing mastery. But can he keep up with the demands of 35,000 fans, live?
To mark the free release of the ‘Ronaldo Tested to the Limit‘ documentary on iTunes, Castol aimed to find out.
In an online-world first, the record-breaking Madridista was tested live by fans, who enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to test Ronaldo’s lightning quick reaction speed, shooting accuracy and strength under pressure as they challenged him to control and successfully strike a barrage of footballs at multiple targets.
With balls falling from chutes in the ceiling, fans who connected to the Castrol EDGE Presents #RonaldoLIVE Facebook app to watch live were selected at random to take part in the action by choosing Ronaldo’s target from a choice of four goals.
During the live 15 minute broadcast more than 170 countries were represented and it attracted over 35,000 live viewers. From Mongolia to Madagascar and Luxembourg to Lesotho, fans vied to take on their hero live in the world’s first interactive football challenge.
As fun as this event was, the big news is being able to bag ‘Tested to the Limit’ for free on iTunes. Even if you’re not a fan of Ronaldo, it’s a fascinating insight into how a footballer’s mind works in tough situations, and a testament to the technique and physicality that the best players in the world have to showcase every time they step on a pitch.
Well worth a watch!