Ronaldo challenges referee on why his 2nd goal against Roma did not count

Ronaldo challenges referee on why his 2nd goal against Roma did not count

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted asking the referee if his shot had crossed the line during Juventus clash with Roma

- The Portugal international scored a sumptuous goal in Serie A a day after he clocked 36

- Juventus moved to third on the log following their third consecutive win in Serie A

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Cristiano Ronaldo was not happy after his shot which seemed to have crossed the line was not given by referee Daniele Orsato, The Sun.

The Juventus striker moved closer to the referee and jokingly checked what the watch had indicated if the ball had crossed the line.

The Portuguese star who just clocked 36 a day before the Roma game, played a shot the cannoned off the cross-bar as the danger was cleared.

Ronaldo challenges referee why his 2nd goal against Roma did not count
Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Daniel Osarto referee on why his 2nd goal against Roma did not count. Photo by Mattia Ozbot
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And the former Real Madrid star was stunned and asked Orsato if he checked his watch to get confirmation from the goal-line technology.

Orsato showed Ronaldo his watch to convince the Juve marksman and replays confirmed that the ball was a yard or two away from crossing the line.

CR7 was on target in the 13th minute after unleashing a left-foot shot from outside of the 18-yard box to score his 16th Serie A goal.

Juve scored the second when a Dejan Kulusevski cross was turned into his own net by Roger Ibanez to give the home side the deserved win as they moved up to third on the log.

Andrea Pirlo's men now have five points behind Inter Milan in second with a game in hand after winning three consecutive matches.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Lionel Messi took his free-kick haul to 55 following Barcelona's 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the past weekend, The Sun.

But despite his impressive number of goals from direct free-kicks, Messi is still behind several players in the list of top ten players who have scored directly from a set-piece.

The Barcelona captain ranks higher than his fiercest rival Cristiano Ronaldo in this department. The 33-year-old is ranked 11th among the best free-kick takers in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo is also far behind his rival Messi but both are not in the top ten.

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