IMAGES appear to prove that Cristiano Ronaldo DID touch the ball and therefore score Portugal’s opener against Uruguay.
Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration having appeared to get on the end of Bruno Fernandes’ cross.
Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration thinking it was his goal[/caption]
This photo shows that Ronaldo did make contact with the ball[/caption]
The fact the ex-Manchester United star celebrated so wildly there didn’t even look like being an argument.
But replays were inconclusive and it left many wondering whether Ronaldo had in fact scored his 100th competitive goal for his country.
On commentary, Ally McCoist said: “I guarantee after the game he [Ronaldo] says he touches it.”
Despite umpteen looks from ITV, it was still difficult to see whether the 37-year-old had actually connected.
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But certain photos prove that Ronaldo did meet his former United team-mates cross, with no clear gap between his hair and the ball.
There was no debate about Portugal’s second though.
After Ronaldo had been withdrawn with eight minutes remaining, the 2016 Euro winners won a penalty.
And Fernandes took over penalty duties, coolly converting from 12 yards.
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That strike sealed the victory and Portugal’s place in the last-16.
Simply avoiding defeat against South Korea in their final game will be enough to top the group.