Cristiano Ronaldo's questionable behaviour as referee checked VAR during Juve 1-0 Roma

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be delighted with the way his first six months at Juventus has gone.

Juve are currently unbeaten at the top of Serie A - eight points ahead of second-placed Napoli - and through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they face Atletico Madrid in February.

As for Ronaldo himself, the Portuguese has scored 12 goals in all competitions and is Serie A's second top goalscorer on 11.

His only disappointment will be that he didn't win the 2018 Ballon d'Or earlier this month, with former teammate Luka Modric landing the award.

In a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo said Juventus feels like more a family than Real Madrid because the players are more humble.

"I can say that this is the best group in which I've played," he said. "Here, we are a squad, elsewhere, some players feel bigger than the others.

"Here, everyone is on the same level, they are humble and want to win. If [Paulo] Dybala or [Mario] Mandzukic don't score, they are still happy and you see them smile.

"For me it's beautiful to feel that difference. Also at Madrid they are humble, but here I feel that sense more. Here it is more of a family."

One thing that hasn't changed is Ronaldo's controversial nature as he once again made headlines during Juventus' 1-0 win over Roma on Saturday.


Ronaldo failed to score and cameras showed the 33-year-old reacting furiously to missing a couple of easy chances.

And now a new video has emerged of Ronaldo doing something rather cheeky as the referee went to check VAR for Douglas Costa's disallowed goal.

In the footage below, Ronaldo follows the referee towards the touchline and then just stands there staring at him as he makes a decision.

Make of that what you will, but you could say Ronaldo was being unsportsmanlike by trying to put pressure on the referee, which could catch on across Europe.

It's a popular belief that referees are able to be influenced by pressure from players, so we could see more players getting as close to the edge of the pitch as possible when VAR is in play.

Paulo Dybala
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