WATCH: Was Ronaldo’s Roma Strike A Wondergoal Or A Lucky Fluke?

 

 

For last night’s first-half in Rome, Real Madrid did not have a shot on goal and critics of Los Blancos, and Ronaldo specifically, were rubbing their hands together in prospect of the backlash.

Cristiano Ronaldo had come under fire during the pre-match Champions League press conference; peppered with questions about his inferior away form and goalscoring record compared to Madrid’s Catalonian rivals.

Ronaldo was left infuriated and stormed out of the interview to a fanfare of shocked reporters and flashing cameras.

 

Ronaldo

Keen to silence those critics, on the hour mark Cristiano Ronaldo reminded the world of his brilliance in away games with a vital away goal – running to celebrate with coach and footballing legend Zidane.

 

 

 

At first glance Ronaldo seemed to have perfectly answered all those who questioned his form – Marcelo played Ronaldo in down the line before a sharp chop inside and a beautifully dipping strike was unleashed  into the top corner. Perfection!

But upon further inspection, Ronaldo’s goal took a massive deflection to take it past Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny.

 

Despite the flukey nature of his goal, the Ronaldo fanatics were out in force to jump to Cristiano’s defence:

 

 

It’s harder to argue with stats though…

 

 

Source: AS Roma
Source: AS Roma

 

Other’s were considerably less impressed:

 

 

 

Ronaldo’s Goal…

Wondergoal – Take That Haters!

Complete Fluke – Still Over-rated…