Tunnel footage shows Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction to Keylor Navas mistake

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Even by his standards, Cristiano Ronaldo has been making headlines this week on and off the pitch.

It began when he reacted badly to be substituted in Real Madrid's La Liga fixture against Las Palmas last weekend, and has since included a feisty training session and an up and down night against Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday's Champions League encounter.

There was the good - a goal in the 17th minute and an assist on the 68th - and the bad - kicking out at opponents. And now half-time footage from inside Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park hasn't done Ronaldo any favours as it appears to show him complaining to Gareth Bale about a mistake made by Los Blancos 'keeper Keylor Navas.

First, Navas' error that angered Ronaldo...

The Costa Rican shot-stopper's mistake came with Madrid leading 1-0 with just a couple of minutes to play before half-time.

Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro struck a fairly tame free kick that should have been comfortably dealt with by Navas. Instead, Real's number one palmed the ball back into the danger area and, after ricocheting off Raphael Varane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left with a simple tap-in.


Judging by Ronaldo's gesture as the team's made their way to their respective changing rooms at the end of the first period, it doesn't look like the veteran forward was in a forgiving mood so soon after the error.

Mimicking the actions of a goalkeeper catching the ball and bringing it in towards his chest, it certainly appears like Ronaldo was telling Bale what he thought Navas should have done with Dortmund's free kick.


In fairness to Navas, he did make some important saves in the second half before ultimately conceding a second equaliser late on that he could do little about.

And, speaking after the game, the Madrid 'keeper didn't shy away from taking responsibility for his costly error.

"The first goal it is clear I made a mistake," he said, via ESPN.

"The ball took me by surprise, I made a mistake and we paid for it. We must improve on these little details so we improve."

As for Ronaldo, his latest gesture could be taken one of two ways.

His critics will see it as another sign that he doesn't treat his teammates with the respect they deserve.

While his fans will argue that it simply shows how much he cares about winning and getting a result.

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