The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was making his 197th appearance for his country and celebrated by bagging a brace against Liechtenstein in the Euro qualifiers.
It could – and should – have been an even better night for the former Manchester United star as he deserved to be awarded another goal. In the 8th minute of the match, Man City’s on-loan star Joao Cancelo fired a shot goalwards.
The ball ricocheted off a defender and clipped Ronaldo’s heel on the way into the goal. But the officials did not see the touch and the goal was awarded to Cancelo.
When the ball hit the net, Ronaldo reeled away in celebration with his hand in the air as he claimed the goal. Despite it rightfully being his goal, fans still labelled the Al Nassr forward “shameless” by trying to take the credit.
One tweeted: “Have some shame man. Imagine trying this hard. “ A second wrote: “The shamelessness is incredible.”
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A third commented: “Ronaldo and stealing goals. ” While a four said: “Ain’t y’all tired of stealing goals.” And a fifth added: “Trying to steal goal every time, aren’t you ashamed??”
On the other hand, Ronaldo’s fans believe he was right to make his claim with replays showing the ball touched the back of his heel. One argued: “This is his goal. Clear goal for him.” A second declared: “How was this not given as a Ronaldo goal. ” While a third said: “Hattrick for the goat.”