When scoring an eyebrow-raising penalty to level Real Madrid’s encounter with Paris Saint-Germain, Cristiano Ronaldo used a particular kicking technique, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has claimed.
Twitter users remain at loggerheads over the way Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score his 100th Champions League goal for Real Madrid.
Through the penalty performed by Ronaldo against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the ball appeared to pop up before he struck it.
Some were quick to declare that Ronaldo used black magic to make the ball move in the air and score the target which equalized Real Madrid’s encounter with PSG and added to Real’s 3-1 victory.
Anyone else realise that before ronaldo kicked the ball and when his left leg stomps the field, the ball actually bounced a little to give him pretty nice volley for the penalty? pic.twitter.com/oJ8TmfGTmx
— Antoine Friezmann (@firdauskoh) February 15, 2018
I reckon that penalty was a double touch and should have been disallowed. #Ronaldo
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) February 14, 2018
— Cahair O’Kane (@CahairOKane1) February 14, 2018
Ronaldo: the main man for the big moments. What a penalty.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 14, 2018
Ronaldo used black magic to make the ball levitate so he could volley the penalty. Biggest winner in the history of the sport pic.twitter.com/ATLzhP8rTl
— tag (@mxdric) February 14, 2018
Wow!!! Just watch this Cristiano #Ronaldo penalty kick.. Supernatural powers. The penalty he took, The ball Bounced up before he kicked it.
— Football Addict (@FootballAdictt) February 15, 2018
Others called for just admiring the fantastic goal without speculation on how it was scored.
Yh but ronaldo did a levitating penalty that’s cool
— Yuyu (@Yuyulee10) February 15, 2018
I don’t understand why people are always very bitter when Ronaldo scores a penalty.
A goal is a goal.
— WOLE OJO ? ? (@SirWoley) February 14, 2018
Complain about Ronaldo “stat-padding” all you want. Fact is, he scored a penalty where others would’ve missed, he constantly pressed where others would’ve walked, and he scored a deflection to nearly put the tie to bed where others would’ve missed the target.
— Breaking The Lines (@BTLvid) February 14, 2018
To everyone complaining about Ronaldo scoring a penalty – I want you to think about the pressure to take the penalty in such an immense game.
Ronaldo manages to stay cool and score a perfect penalty, whereas everyone who’s complaining about it, would collapse under that pressure. pic.twitter.com/89RAZPlBgk
— N (@Baleinho)
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has, meanwhile, insisted that Ronaldo used a special technique that he practiced during training.
“He used to mess about in training and do it but to do it in a game, I’m not saying he means it, but he used to do it. I swear to you, crazy but he used to do it,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.