Portugal FA to Prove Bruno Fernandes’ Goal Actually Belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal FA to Prove Bruno Fernandes’ Goal Actually Belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo

  • The Portuguese Federation are going to present evidence to FIFA to prove that the first goal against Uruguay was Cristiano Ronaldo’s not Bruno Fernandes
  • Portugal vs Uruguay was marked with a moment of confusion after one of the goals was credited to Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 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

Portugal Football Federation are ready to submit evidence to prove Bruno Fernandes' goal against Uruguay was actually scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal cruised to a 2-0 victory over Uruguay at the Lusail Stadium to qualify for the World Cup round of 16 on Monday night.

The Portuguese opened the scoring in the second half after Fernandes floated a cross into the box.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Portugal, Uruguay
Portugal FA will reportedly present evidence to FIFA to prove that it was Cristiano Ronaldo who scored it and not Bruno Fernandes. Photo by John Todd
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The ball flew past Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet, with Ronaldo wheeling in celebration as if he'd got the final touch with a glancing header.

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The Portugal captain thought he had scored his side's first goal after trying to get a touch on the Manchester United midfielder's cross.

Despite Ronaldo's wild celebration, the goal was eventually given to Fernandes.

But according to Spanish journalist, Edu Aguirre, via SportBIBLE, the Portuguese FA are set to present evidence to FIFA to prove Portugal's first goal was scored but not Fernandes.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was spotted protesting the decision at full-time, gesturing that the ball touched his hair.

However, replays showed that the goal belonged to the Manchester United midfielder as Ronaldo did not have a touch.

FIFA ultimately gave the goal to Bruno, but this new drama looks like it's far from over.

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Meanwhile, Fernandes has admitted he genuinely believed Ronaldo met his cross for Portugal’s opening goal against Uruguay.

The talented midfielder’s cross early in the second half eventually broke the deadlock for Portugal, but it came with a slice of controversy on who scored the goal.

After the game, Fernandes did not shy away from talking about the incident as he admitted he celebrated like it was his teammate who scored the goal.

Ronaldo insists he scored against Uruguay

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo seemed adamant he had a touch on the ball for Portugal’s opener against Uruguay on Monday, November 28.

Replays were inconclusive and as the goal was eventually handed to Fernandes, CR7 was seen with a bemused smile after finding out he did not get the goal.

Footage shared on social media also showed Ronaldo gesturing that he indeed got a touch on the ball, but the decision was made.

Source: Sports Brief News