Cristiano Ronaldo gets a penalty and doesn’t want it


Cristiano Ronaldo during Monday’s game against Persepolis.
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Cristiano Ronaldo surprised everyone with this fair play gesture. He voluntarily gave up an almost certain goal and convinced the referee to take back his penalty.

In the recent Asian Champions League game between Ronaldo’s club Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia) and Persepolis (Iran), Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines with a remarkable gesture.

Through his efforts, an original penalty decision in favor of his team Al-Nassr was reviewed and ultimately overturned.

Penalty for Ronaldo’s team

During Monday night’s match in Riyadh, a penalty was awarded to Ronaldo’s team, Al-Nassr, by Chinese referee Ma Ning following a challenge in the penalty area. However, Ronaldo, who was involved in this situation, immediately intervened.

The 38-year-old Portuguese made it clear to the referee that there had been no foul. Following Ronaldo’s advice, the referee checked the decision on the TV monitor and changed his decision after consulting the video assistant.


Cristiano Ronaldo tells the referee that there was no foul.
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Group winners Al-Nassr were already through

The game ended in a 0-0 draw, but this had no impact on Ronaldo’s club’s progress in the Asian Champions League. Group winners Al-Nassr would have moved into the knockout phase even if they lost. The internationally known football star’s fair play gesture was nevertheless praised by spectators and the media.

2023-11-28 20:03:45
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