Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is developing something of a reputation for failing to celebrate his teammate’s goals - and the three-time Ballon d’Or winner did the same thing tonight against Almeria after Alvaro Arbeloa scored.
The world-class forward, who has 50 goals to his name in all competitions this season, looked visibly annoyed after Arbeloa beat him to the ball and stuck it into the back of the net. (Scroll down to watch the video).
Ronaldo toe-punted the ball in anger and then failed to celebrate with the full-back, who hadn’t scored a league goal for seven years prior to this evening.
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This isn’t the first time this season the 30-year-old former Manchester United star has failed to celebrate - or looked upset - after a teammate has scored.
Back in March, the under-fire Gareth Bale scored two goals which Ronaldo himself came close to converting, and the latter looked visibly perturbed.
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Football fans unimpressed
Ronaldo was panned on that occasion, with former England and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker branding his reaction “bizarre and unhealthy” on Twitter.
Similar things are being said by Twitter users this evening - and it’s safe to say the general consensus is that Ronaldo should stop acting so selfish out on the pitch.
Messi rivalry getting to Ronaldo
It’s clear that Ronaldo isn’t satisfied unless he scores at least one goal during every match, and he may have felt under more pressure than usual to get on the scoresheet towards the end of tonight’s 3-0 victory after Real Madrid’s second goal was confirmed as an own goal.
Furthermore, Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored twice against Getafe last night to leave himself just one goal behind Ronaldo in the race for the Pichichi.
It’s always an intense battle between the world’s two best players for supremacy - but Messi appears to handle the competition much better than Ronaldo, whose teammates may begin to become a little fed up with him if he carries on behaving like this.
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