'He's an egomaniac!': Ronaldo savaged for denying Dybala screamer with attempt to score (VIDEO)
The Turin club were trailing Swiss side Young Boys 2-1 courtesy of two Guillaume Hoarau goals either side of half time, before being pegged back by an 80th minute Dybala strike. With the match already in its third minute of stoppage time, a frantic Juve attack from a corner on the left hand side was cleared and then laid off to Dybala on the edge of the area, who let fly with an incredible strike that rifled into the roof of Marco Wölfli's net.
But that wasn't before Ronaldo, who had stayed lurking yards from goal, leapt to actively try and head the ball goalwards. The referee rightly judged the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner to be interfering with play and chalked the goal off, denying Argentina ace Dybala a second goal of the game and perhaps the goal of the tournament's group stage, that would have rescued a point for his side.
Unsurprisingly, the Twitterati took Ronaldo to the sword, tearing the 33-year-old apart for his supposed act of selfishness, using a host of choice labels for the Portugal captain, and even believeing the incident proved that his great rival, Barcelona star Lionel Messi, was the far superior player in both skill and morals.
Dybala scores an absolute screamer and Ronaldo jumps whilst offside to try and get a nick on it #egomaniacDisallowed for offside 😆— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) December 12, 2018
w-what was Ronaldo gonna do with that header man— A West (@ayyy_west) December 12, 2018
cristiano ronaldo.........you motherfucker you just cost us a goal— Adrienne Maduro (@adrimaduro) December 12, 2018
Ronaldo just stands still and that's a goal.— BWRAO (@JuventusNation) December 12, 2018
So Ronaldo ruined Dybala's brace . Typical Ronaldo... Shame— Austin (@austinSomto) December 12, 2018
Ronaldo tried to steal Dybala's screamer and he was offside. His team lost because he was so selfish he couldn't let his teammate score. People told me he is a leader and Messi is not. This ends the discussion https://t.co/NxPsNQMHH2— Luan Leite (@PrimeLionel10i) December 12, 2018
Some remembered when Ronaldo's Portugal teammate Nani spoiled a beautifully chipped goal from Ronaldo in an eventual 4-0 win over Spain by arriving just at the last minute to power the ball over the line with his head, stealing what would have been perhaps Ronaldo's best goal for his country way back in 2010.
But others were sympathetic, and adament it wasn't Ronaldo's fault, and argued that the former Real Madrid and Manchester United hero was simply having an 'off day'.
DISALLOWED goal.This isn’t Ronaldos fault!!! it doesn’t matter we’re still through I’m gonna say that Ronaldo will receive a lot of hate after this but you guys have to remember he assisted dybala to score that first goal so no one should be mad at him @Cristianopic.twitter.com/OoOQrcaScq— aishaaa.k (@Aisha85464457) December 12, 2018
The performance from Ronaldo today just goes to show that even the best can have off days.5 missed chances.Dybala’s dream hit disallowed, because of Ron’s offside.Next up the Derby della Mole. I am expecting to see a much hungrier Cristiano. pic.twitter.com/GXmxJtk7ll— Francesco (@JuveThoughts) December 12, 2018
Juventus were already through to the Champions League lat 16 before the game, and qualified as group winners despite the loss by virtue of second-place Manchester United's defeat away to Valencia in the group's other match.
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