Qatar 2022: Curious Footage Shows Cristiano Ronaldo Insisting He Scored Opener vs Uruguay

Qatar 2022: Curious Footage Shows Cristiano Ronaldo Insisting He Scored Opener vs Uruguay

  • Interesting footage has emerged online showing Cristiano Ronaldo strongly disputing the Portugal goal against Uruguay
  • Bruno Fernandes was the hero of the day as he was deemed to have scored twice, including from the penalty spot on Monday
  • For the first goal, there was a huge debate during and after the game as to whether Ronaldo got a final touch on the ball

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

Portugal secured a ticket to the last 16 thanks to a comprehensive 2-0 win over their opponents, in what was the perfect revenge for the team that knocked them out of the World Cup in 2018.

After a goalless first half, Bruno Fernandes’ brilliant cross somehow found its way to the back of the net, with Ronaldo seemingly getting a light touch.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes
Cristiano jokes with Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes after the final whistle of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match against Uruguay at the Lusail Stadium. Photo by Youssef Loulidi.
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Ronaldo, now a free agent, thought he had scored his ninth World Cup goal which would have brought him level with the great Eusebio, but FIFA awarded the goal to his international teammate Fernandes instead.

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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.

Fernandes went on to put the result beyond doubt with a second goal from the penalty spot.

The Seleção top Group H with the maximum points, while Ghana are second after their emphatic win over South Korea on Monday.

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Bruno Fernandes on the goal

Sports Brief earlier reported on Fernandes' take on the goal, with the Manchester United midfielder admitting he thought Ronaldo was the scorer.

“I celebrated as if it had been Cristiano's goal. It seemed to me that he had touched the ball. My aim was to cross the ball for him,” he said as quoted by the Mirror.

Neymar hails Manchester United midfielder

As Sports Brief earlier reported, Neymar praised Brazil teammate Casemiro for his heroics against Switzerland.

The Manchester United midfielder was the man of the moment, as the Samba Boys silenced a stubborn Switzerland side 1-0 at Stadium 974.

The former Real Madrid anchorman's beautiful goal earned him praise from fans and from Neymar, who missed the tie through injury.

Source: Sports Brief News