Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the penalty (Picture: EPA), Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo deliberately caused the ball to bounce before smashing in a penalty against Paris Saint-Germain.
Ronaldo converted a powerful spot-kick in the first half to draw the Real Madrid, but the ball has seemed to move just before he struck it.
Replays showed the force of Ronaldo, planting his left foot seemed to cause the ball to drag it to the top, before the attacker let go with his right boot.
More: FootballThe movement has enabled Ronaldo to volley the ball past Alphonse Areola, but Ferdinand insisted after the match that the Champions League record scorer in the stroke of luck has done something that he used to practice in the training of Manchester United.
Ferdinand says that he saw Ronaldo doing exactly the same penalty technique during his days as a Red Devil.
He used to do in training, you know, ” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“I swear to ya. Crazy. He was in the habit of doing that.”
did he mean?
Rio claims it has seen Ronaldo perform this penalty technique before… pic.twitter.com/GRkaztiBsV
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The ball moved when Ronaldo crashed his left foot (Photo: Getty)(Photo: )‘He used to mess around in training and get it in the training. I’m not sure that he wanted to do, but he did use to do that on the training. I swear to you, fool.’
Football fans can be hard to believe Ferdinand, as Gary Lineker was in the studio, but nevertheless, it was another record night for Ronaldo.
(Picture: EPA)(Photo: )(Photo: EPA), 33 years old, became the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals for a club and has extended his record of 101 when he put forward in the second half.
Real will now travel to Paris with an advantage of two goals and will be heavy favourites to progress to the quarter-finals.
the PSG will need a huge performance in front of their home fans, on 6 March, to overthrow the deficit to 3-1, but does manage to acquire a potential lifeline in the form of an away goal.
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