Cristiano Ronaldocelebrated what he thought was a last minute winner by removing his shirt – only for the goal to be disallowed.
The Portuguese superstar came off the bench for Juventus in the season opener against Udinese and headed home a superb cross from Federico Chiesa in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner put Juventus 3-2 up and instantly whisked off his shirt before being mobbed by his teammates in some wild scenes.
But a VAR check deemed Ronaldo to have been slightly offside and so the goal was chalked off and the game finished 2-2.
Ronaldo’s celebration did not count for anything, although his yellow card still stood.
Ronaldo removed his jersey and celebrated like he scored the winner in the UCL final only for the goal to be ruled out for offside😂😭😂😭😂 pic.twitter.com/NcVvVf2Wbl
— 🕊 (@MandannaManish) August 22, 2021
Goal annulled to Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus, would have given the victory to his team coming off the bench https://t.co/BtKQA7bXCZ
— • (@Dre6ii) August 22, 2021
No way did Ronaldo took off his shirt just for his goal to be offside pic.twitter.com/L22lOmyWSa
— Stan (@FutbolStan10i) August 22, 2021
Wojciech Szczesny with a rush of blood to the head 😬
Some causal play at the back was punished by Gerard Deulofeu as Udinese snatched a draw from 2-0 down!
Not the start to the season Juve had planned… pic.twitter.com/mtaOsYXyUA
— 🇮🇹 Watch Serie A on BT Sport Football 🇮🇹 (@btsportfootball) August 22, 2021
Ronaldo got booked for celebrating a goal he didn’t score…
— Adam Digby (@Adz77) August 22, 2021
Lmaooo Ronaldo thought he won took his shirt off celebrated like he won CL against Udinese and then VAR struck him down 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 still 2-2
— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) August 22, 2021
Ronaldo just took his shirt off thinking he’d scored a 95th minute winner only for VAR to rule it out so instead of a goal all he’s done is come on and get a yellow for showing off. Lovely stuff.
— Alexander Brown (@AlexofBrown) August 22, 2021
Prior to the fixture, there had been talk that Ronaldo’s absence from the starting XI was due to him requesting to not start.
Fabrizio Romano and Sky Sport Italia reported it was in relation to the 36-year-old wanting to leave Juventus before the transfer window closes this month.
Although no official offer has been sent to Juve, it’s claimed Ronaldo is hopeful of a proposal coming in.
However, Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved refuted the story and was adamant Ronaldo would not be leaving Turin anytime soon.
“We mustn’t try to create sensational stories where there aren’t any,” the 2003 Ballon d’Or winner toldDAZN.
“It was a decision shared with the player. At the start of the season, naturally he is not at top fitness. The coach is trying to use the best line-up at this moment, for example Giorgio Chiellini is also on the bench today.
“The decisions were made to be most competitive today.
“I can absolutely confirm Ronaldo will remain at Juventus this season.”
Featured Image Credit: BT SportCristiano Ronaldo,Juventus,Serie A