Football

Ronaldo Torres.

Why Fernando Torres was so angry with Cristiano Ronaldo

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Playing Real Madrid in the final European match at the Vicente Calderon would have meant just as much to Fernando Torres as the most passionate Atletico Madrid fan inside the stadium on Wednesday night.

Torres is Atletico through and through, which is probably why Diego Simeone started him ahead of Kevin Gameiro.

Unfortunately for Torres, he failed to make an impact and was subbed off for Gameiro in the 56th minute, when Atleti required three goals to advance to the Champions League final.

Perhaps Simeone withdrew Torres fearing the 33-year-old striker might end up doing something stupid, like getting himself sent off.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea forward was involved in a heated spat with Cristiano Ronaldo just before the interval - but what made him lose his cool?

Why Torres lost it with Ronaldo

Spanish newspaper AS believe they know the reason why.

When Isco scored Madrid’s all-important away goal in the 42nd minute, Ronaldo reacted by shushing the Atletico fans, who had made a proper racket during the opening 45 minutes.

Watch what Ronaldo did here…

Ronaldo knew the tie was over

Ronaldo was acutely aware that Isco’s goal effectively killed the tie. Atleti, having scored twice in the opening 16 minutes through Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann, were back to square one heading into the half-time break.

Torres then shoved Ronaldo

However, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s gesture to the Atleti fans is understood to be the reason why Torres went face-to-face with him before giving him a shove.

p1bfq57hpjs1ou7l1cbg8nv66m9.jpg

Ronaldo knew better than to react aggressively and just laughed it off, which seemed to wind Torres up even more.

A red card would have led to him missing next month’s final against Juventus, and Zinedine Zidane will be delighted with the way his star man handled the situation.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
La Liga
Fernando Torres
Football

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again