- Portugal vs Uruguay was marked with a moment of confusion after one of the goals was credited to Cristiano Ronaldo
- Bruno Fernandes unleashed a ferocious strike while in attack, with Ronaldo appearing to head the ball home
- However, it later emerged that the veteran striker played no role in guiding the ball into the net, with the goal eventually credited to Fernandes
- A section of fans expressed their disgust at seeing Ronaldo celebrate the goal like he was responsible for it
Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself on the receiving end for allegedly attempting to claim Bruno Fernandes' goal.
The incident happened during Portugal's Group H World Cup clash against Uruguay on Monday night, November 28.
Ronaldo and Fernandes lined up together during the crucial encounter as the 2016 Euro champions looked to book a spot in the round of 16 of the World Cup.
The duo has always formed a formidable partnership at both club and country levels.
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And Monday night was no different, as the pair played a central role in helping Portugal reach the knockout round.
Fernando Santos' men silenced Uruguay 2-0 during the encounter, with Fernandes scoring the two crucial goals.
The Man United midfielder scored the opener in the 54th minute before completing his brace from the penalty spot at the death.
His first goal was briefly credited to Ronaldo, who appeared to have headed it home before he broke into celebration.
However, the goal was later given to Fernandes after it emerged that Ronaldo had played no role in directing the ball into the back of the net.
Hawk-eyed fans were quick to slam Ronaldo, with some claiming he had attempted to 'steal' Fernandes' goal.
"Ronaldo is so shameless."
A second posted:
"Ronaldo is too shameless how’s he pretending it’s his goal when he knows there’s replays."
"This guy is so shameless."
While a fourth concluded:
"It literally doesn’t even touch Ronaldo; that’s Bruno’s goal. He’s so shameless the way he runs off celebrating and claiming it."
Below are more reactions:
Bruno scores first Portugal World Cup goal
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Portugal vs Uruguay Group H encounter ended in a 2-0 win for the European football giants at Lusail Stadium.
Bruno Fernandes was Portugal's match hero, with his double powering his side to the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup.
The two goals were the Manchester United midfielder's first for Portugal at the World Cup.
Source: Sports Brief News