Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo/ Cristiano Ronaldo Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo/ Cristiano Ronaldo Twitter)

Ronaldo throws captain's armband, storms off pitch after being denied goal

ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2021 09:02 IST


Belgrade [Serbia], March 28 (ANI): Fumed over being denied a goal in the final moments of the game against Serbia, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo threw his captain's armband on the floor and stormed off the pitch before the final whistle.
During the World Cup qualifier on Sunday, Diogo Jota scored twice in the first half, putting Portugal 2-0 ahead in the game. However, in the second half, Serbia managed to level the scores with the help of goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Filip Kostic.

In the dying minutes of the match, Ronaldo saw his effort was cleared by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic after it had crossed the line. While his strike was deemed to have not crossed the line, the television replays showed that the ball had clearly crossed the line.
Ronaldo remonstrated with the linesman before he was shown a yellow card. Juventus star then walked off the pitch and threw his captain's armband on the floor.
With Ronaldo's goal being ignored, the match between Portugal and Serbia ended in a 2-2 draw. (ANI)

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