As Portugal and Spain slugged it out on the football pitch, Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo’s £7million home in Madeira was being burgled.
The robber is claimed to have snuck into the house after a member of Ronaldo’s staff opened the garage door, according to respected local paper Diario de Noticias Madeira.
Police are said to be on the hunt for the suspected burgler. A relative of the footballer’s raised the alarm on Wednesday.
Police have already visited the property and are said to have identified the thief.
The crook has been described as someone who is already known to them, and was identified thanks to the property’s CCTV.
A signed Juventus shirt is said to have been among items taken.
No arrests have yet been made as at the time of filing this report.
It was not immediately clear if Ronaldo’s mum Dolores or older brother Hugo, who both live at the seven-floor house, were inside the property at the time.
Juventus striker Cristiano spent the early portion of the coronavirus lockdown staying on the top two floors of the house with his Georgina Rodriguez and their children.
They later moved to a villa with a garden around half an hour’s drive away before flying back to Italy.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and former Chelsea frontman Alvaro Morata, are among top footballers whose homes have been targeted by thieves.