Cristiano Ronaldo continues to play for Portugal after the World Cup, scoring five goals in two games at the start of the European Championship qualifiers. But unfortunately, he also showed an unpleasant simulation.
The Portuguese legend moved away from Europe in the winter and signed for a Saudi Arabian side called Al-Nassr. In his new engagement, Cristiano Ronaldo’s performances have been rocking, although his stats are breath-taking at 38 years old.
Ronaldo scored a beautiful nine goals in ten games for Al-Nassr, to which he also added two assists. He scored only four goals in four games, once with four goals and once with a hat-trick. He came out of two games with one goal.
There was a lot of talk about whether Ronaldo would play for Portugal again and whether he would even have the desire to do so. Roberto Martinez is the new coach of the local national team and he didn’t hesitate to call him up for the start of the European Championship qualifiers.
In their first two matches, the Iberian side faced the easiest opponents in their group, beating first Liechtenstein and then Luxembourg.
Ronaldo scored two goals against Liechtenstein to help them win 4-0. Luxembourg were beaten 6: 0 at home by the Portuguese and Ronaldo was again there, scoring twice.
But apart from the goal, Ronaldo also showed himself in an unpleasant light. At 4: 0, after scoring two goals, he tried to film a fall and made for a very unpleasant football moment.
Fortunately, the referee did not forgive the Portuguese legend for the simulation and not only did not blow the whistle for the foul that did not happen, but also deservedly punished the Portuguese with a yellow card. Does a player of Ronaldo’s calibre really need something like that, and in that situation?
Source: Twitter, UEFA
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