How does a world-class player like Cristiano Ronaldo stay at the top of his game while playing 60 games a year?
The answer, according to the man himself, is a regimented post-match warm-down ritual.
While many players will go out celebrating (or commiserating) following a game, still reeling from the adrenaline of performing in a stadium of adoring fans, the Portuguese star prefers to head home to ensure his physical and mental wellbeing are maintained.
Ronaldo explained the importance of what he does after a game to Spanish sports newspaper AS:
Recovery is more important to me than actual training sessions due to the large number of games I have to play. Winding down and resting is a key part of my day-to-day routine and enables me to perform to the highest level in my profession and prolong my career.
Here follows Ronaldo's post-match regime, as originally reported in AS.