For ninety minutes, he was focused on the football.
But as soon as the final whistle went, Spanish sports ace Gerard Pique sought out a very special supporter in the crowd.
Shakira had flown in to Poland to cheer on the Barcelona defender as he represents his country at Euro 2012.
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And she was the sole focus of his attention once the match had finished.
The smitten Gerard smiled and blew kisses at his pop star love after helping his side to victory against Croatia.
She responded in kind, waving and cheering as the 25-year-old left the pitch.
Their passionate display will do little to dispel the numerous reports that Shakira, 35, is expecting their first baby.
But a spokesperson for the music star this week denied the pregnancy story, dismissing it as "another false rumour".
While babies might not be on the cards at the moment, the couple are clearly commited to each other.
They recently bought a house together in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona.
The large property is currently undergoing renovation work before Shakira and Gerard move in.
The couple first met while shooting the video to her 2010 World Cup track Waka Waka.
She confirmed their romance in March 2011 via Twitter and Facebook, posting a photograph of the two with the caption: "I present to you my sunshine".