Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a remarkable header that gave Portugal the lead over Uruguay in Group H of the World Cup on Tuesday.
- Ronaldo thinks he has scored against Uruguay
- Request a touch on the cross
- Goal awarded to Fernandes
When the match was held to a 0-0 draw, Bruno Fernandes made a cross from the left for Portugal, Ronaldo tried his best to get past Sergio Rochet in Uruguay’s goal. And although he was initially credited with having the lightest touchdown, it was later awarded to Fernandes by FIFA.
🇵🇹 Could that be the goal to see them through to the knockouts?
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 28, 2022
Ronaldo was originally credited for the goal, should it belong to Bruno Fernandes? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/RuMuMAEA0T
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 28, 2022
THE BIGGER PICTURE:
With the goal scored for Fernandes, it means that Ronaldo is still 2 goals away from the milestone of 120 goals for Portugal. At his last World Cup, the goal could be the key to claiming their place in the knockout stages, no matter who scores.
WHAT NEXT FOR RONALDO?
Most probably a lighthearted debate with Fernandes in the dressing room full-time, seeing who actually scored the winning goal…