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Fan posts video footage of Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty hitting her in face

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Imagine being behind the goal as Cristiano Ronaldo steps up to take a penalty for Real Madrid.

Sarah Arcand was in a prime position to watch Ronaldo tuck home his penalty against Sevilla but, as we all know, the Portugal star skied his effort into the stand.

Arcand was on the receiving end of Ronaldo’s mishit and her video footage of the penalty has emerged online. Scroll down to watch the video, which was brought to our attention by Deadspin.


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She suffered a black eye following the incident. And there she was, thinking she had the best seat in the house.

She uploaded the video to her YouTube page under the ironic title, ‘Welcome to burnabeu (sic)’.

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Watch Sarah's POV video

Sarah added the caption: “Lucky enough to visit from canada and see Real Madrid vs Sevilla. Not sure that Christiano Rinaldo meant to welcome me with a black eye but this Canadian football fan will take the penalty kick to the face as an excellent memory from one of the best. What are the chances :). Wish I coulda kept the ball.”

Who knows, if Sarah’s video goes viral and catches Ronaldo’s attention there’s every chance the 31-year-old will make it up to her some way.

Messi blundered, too

Coincidentally, Ronaldo’s miss came on the same day Lionel Messi broke a woman’s arm against Villarreal after hitting her with a ferocious effort from 30 yards.

The two have matched each other for goals for nearly a decade - now they’re competing to injure female fans.

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Sarah watched Ronaldo make up for his blunder six minutes later when he converted Danilo’s cross.

She might have only been able to watch out of one eye at this point, but it’s another memory she took back to Canada.

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