Cristiano Ronaldo completely lost his head this afternoon as the Real Madrid star was sent off against Cordoba.
Ronaldo aimed a punch and then kicked out at the opposition towards the end of Madrid’s La Liga match against Cordoba, and the referee brandished the red card.
At the time, the game was evenly poised at 1-1 and Cordoba had done a fantastic job bottling Ronaldo up. He clearly became frustrated and lashed out in uncharacteristic fashion.
Fortunately for the superstar, Gareth Bale got him out of jail with a late winner from the penalty spot for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
The incident with Ronaldo happened after he scrapped with Cordoba’s Edimar at a Real Madrid corner. He seemed to aim a punch at the Cordoba player when they were jostling before later kicking out in anger.
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The referee correctly sent him off.
Cordoba had taken a shock lead through Nabil Ghilas before Karim Benzema prodded home an equaliser from a Gareth Bale assist.
The game was heading for a draw until the Welshman’s late winner, Bale winning the penalty himself after his free-kick was handled and he dispatched it confidently.