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Ronaldo Comments On Controversial Penalty

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Comments On Controversial Penalty

By David Kappel - Apr 12, 2018 08:30 AM @kappilinho

Last-minute hero Cristiano Ronaldo has commented on the controversial penalty call that sent Real Madrid into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Ronaldo's penalty and celebrations.

The Portuguese showed great composure when scoring Los Blancos' only goal in their 3-1 defeat to Juventus, which ultimately sent them into the next round after winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Match referee Michael Oliver blew his whistle for a Mehdi Benatia foul on Lucas Vazquez inside the box, and Ronaldo stepped up to score the all-important goal to eliminate the Italian giants.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for dissent as several Bianconeri players surrounded Oliver to protest the decision, but Ronaldo believes the match official was spot on.

"I don't understand why they are protesting. Lucas (Vazquez) was brought down from behind and if they don't give him the penalty, it's a goal," Ronaldo told beIN SPORTS.

"Pulses were racing, but I calmed myself down. I knew it would be decisive."

Vazquez, who won the controversial spot-kick, also insisted that it was the right decision by Oliver.

"It was definitely a penalty. Cristiano played me through on the penalty spot and when I turned to shoot, the centre-back (Benatia) came in from behind and brought me down. There is no discussion," he said.

Read: Seven UCL Records Held By Ronaldo

Real, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and AS Roma will now eagerly await the Champions League semi-final draw, which will take place on Friday.

Do you think Ronaldo is the best penalty taker in football right now? Have your say in the comments section below.


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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Apr 18, 2018 12:43 PM
This ucl belongs to liverpool
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kzorog Apr 18, 2018 12:42 PM
Penalty goal mxm
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Warras4phefeni Apr 17, 2018 03:01 PM
Why justification from Ronaldo and Vazquez mfxm nothing is gonna change akere.
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Pirates_999 Apr 16, 2018 12:45 PM
I think if your team is out, you should SAVE your comments for next season's UEFA Cristiano's League...
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com Apr 16, 2018 12:09 PM
'Woow' look whose commenting.."Penaldho"...I'm not surprise at all because this fool always score from penalty kicks, shame on him.
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generalmj Joined: 06 Sep 2014
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generalmj Apr 14, 2018 07:46 PM
People have this believe that a referee cannot give the penalty because the teams are both attacking therefore, because of the time, the match must go to extra time. A penalty is a penalty, you commit that kind of a foul inside the box, the referee must point to the spot. I like it when those are given to Chiefs and people cry for two years.
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Jikieza Apr 13, 2018 09:59 PM
madrid are through isnt that great
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arthur10tenyane Apr 13, 2018 01:00 PM
penalty
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Gazankulu26 Apr 13, 2018 09:54 AM
8.ta fact boy
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magents02 Apr 13, 2018 09:29 AM
He knows it was not fair
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Gandanga Apr 13, 2018 06:00 AM
Oliver is an idiot
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Mchumero10 Apr 12, 2018 09:50 PM
Madristas I beg to be answered pls d great cr7 said "he's better than everyone n does things no one does" it wil b silly to believe such garbage
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Mchumero10 Apr 12, 2018 09:47 PM
Ronaldo is good by mos of his fans are blinded by loyalty,and are in denial of facts
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clemz7 Apr 12, 2018 09:29 PM
So why Rinaldo didn't get a yellow card for taking his T-shirt off after scoring
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Bigjack Apr 12, 2018 08:04 PM
@Faysal WHAT DO THEY CALL IT WHERE YOU COME FROM?
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Bigjack Apr 12, 2018 07:57 PM
@MGF HE IS BETTER THAN YOU WHO BREAK RECORDS WITH JEALOUS
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MGF Apr 12, 2018 07:19 PM
Best players don't comment for penalty I'll be better if the man who brought down was him who commenting I mean after all you break records with penalty goals
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kwaziee Apr 12, 2018 06:40 PM
Furthermore Isco was wrongly flagged for offside kodwa no one is complaining about his legitimate goal.
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kwaziee Apr 12, 2018 06:37 PM
Asphike Juve played well the whole fame kodwa it doesn't change that that was a penalty, we sympathise with them cz they worked hard but being sympathetic doesn't change fifa rules. U come from behind, you disadvantage an attacking player who is about to score in the penalty area, whether soft or hard its a penalty, yeheeeeenii, feel bad but get back to reality, envelopes and a real penalty angaz khlanganaphi
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@gunners Apr 12, 2018 06:34 PM
That was a clear Penalty Juve only looking for sympathy

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