Cristiano Ronaldo: Three Times Footballers 'Stole' Goals From Portugal's Star amidst Fernandes' Brouhaha

Cristiano Ronaldo: Three Times Footballers 'Stole' Goals From Portugal's Star amidst Fernandes' Brouhaha

  • Fans are unhappy with Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly claiming Bruno Fernandes' goal against Uruguay
  • But there are some players who also denied the five-time Ballon d'Or winner from scoring in the past
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was denied his second World Cup goal against Uruguay in Qatar

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has come under heavy criticism from fans after he allegedly claimed Bruno Fernandes' opener for his side's 2-0 win over Uruguay at the World Cup.

Fernando Santos' side opened the scoring in the second half after Manchester United star Fernandes floated a cross into the box.

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Uruguay, World Cup 2022, Qatar
Cristiano Ronaldo leaps to score against Uruguay, but the goal was given to Bruno Fernandes. Photo by Sebastian Frej
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The goal was first given to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, only to then be credited to Fernandes a moment later.

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After the game, Fernandes did not shy away from talking about the incident, saying he had celebrated as if his teammate had scored the goal.

Manchester United's number 8 admitted he genuinely believed Ronaldo had met his cross for Portugal’s opening goal against Uruguay.

The former Real Madrid superstar though was not best pleased when the situation was reversed in 2019.

Aaron Ramsey, Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow

Ronaldo had netted against 33 different clubs in the UEFA Champions League and was level with fellow Real Madrid legend Raul and then Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

He would have become the first player to score against 34 different teams with a goal against Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Portuguese captain thought he had set the record when featuring for Juventus in 2019, only for Ramsey to appear out of nowhere to deny him the goal.

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In the game against the Russian giants, Juventus opened the scoring when Ronaldo took a free kick from wide of the penalty area.

Goalkeeper Guilherme spilled the ball and, as it rolled towards the goal, Ramsey poked it home.

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Nani, Portugal vs Spain in 2010

Portugal hosted then world champions Spain in a friendly match at the Stadio do Dragao. During the game, Ronaldo's Portugal teammate Nani denied him a magnificent solo goal against Vicente Del Bosque's side.

Ronaldo was one-on-one with ex-Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique and his chop back left the defender for dead. He then chipped the ball over former teammate Iker Casillas and it was looping into the net for a certain goal before Nani came steaming in to get the last touch.

Arbeloa, Real Madrid vs Almeria in 2015

Ex-Liverpool right-back Alvaro Arbeloa netted his debut goal in the 2014/15 La Liga season during Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Almeria.

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The Spaniard scored from close range which irked his teammate Ronaldo, who was waiting to tap the ball into an empty net.

Before that game, Ronaldo was just one goal ahead of his arch-nemesis Lionel Messi for LaLiga's Pichichi trophy, and the European Golden Shoe.

It's understandable why Ronaldo was frustrated and reacted angrily after Arbeloa's goal.

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Ronaldo slammed for 'stealing' goal

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Ronaldo received some criticism for allegedly attempting to claim 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.