Cristiano Ronaldo has made a living out of scoring goals. So when one is taken away from him, you can be certain he won’t be very happy.
The Portuguese star scored for Real Madrid in their 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund last night, taking his tally in the Champions League to 95 goals.
But he also had a goal disallowed. As was to be expected, he didn’t take it very well.
It came in first-half injury time, when Ronaldo’s header was ruled out for offside.
There can be no arguing the lineman’s decision to raise his flag. Yet you’ll never find a goalscorer willing to admit he had strayed a yard too far, and Ronaldo wasn’t going to accept his goal being taken away from him.
So what did he do? He went over to a cameraman to watch a replay of the goal, of course.
In footage captured by Spanish channel El Chiringuito, the 31-year-old stopped next to the cameraman as he walked off the pitch for half-time. Taking a glance at the screen, Ronaldo quickly became aware that the linesman was right to disallow his goal.
Check it out below.
You can disallow Ronaldo’s goals, but you’ll never stop him impacting a game.
He gave Los Blancos the lead in the 17th minute before turning provider for Raphael Varane’s second-half goal, his perfect cross eventually being turned in by the Frenchman.
Dortmund had the majority of the chances in an action-packed game, yet they needed an 87th-minute equaliser from Andre Schurrle to secure a point that leaves them and Madrid tied at the top of Group F on four points.
Zidane: I feel screwed
Having seen his team throw away a 2-1 lead for the second straight game, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane excused his team’s inability to finish the job again.
“I feel screwed as we played a great game, made huge effort everyone in attack and defence," Zidane said. "We played the game we hoped to. But in the end, the same again, it is the third game in a row.
“I feel bad for the players, they do not deserve this. It is not a bad result, but being 2-1 up with three minutes left. You feel screwed.
"Against Las Palmas we lacked concentration at the end," he said. "Today that did not happen. From minute one to 90 we did our jobs.”