Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction to Fernandes’ goal for Portugal against Uruguay is going viral

Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly thought he had found the back of the net again in the 2022 FIFA World Cup match, as Portugal faced Uruguay on Monday. However, his moment of elation turned to surprise when teammate Bruno Fernandes finally credited the goal, giving Portugal a 2–0 win.

It was Fernandes who curled in a cross from the left and the ball narrowly went over the head of the leaping Ronaldo, landing in the net in the 54th minute to put Portugal ahead 1–0.

A grinning Ronaldo threw his arms in the air, suggesting he had put the finishing touches and hugged Fernandes as multiple close-up replays were shown on the big screens at Lusail Stadium.

But when Fernandes’ name flashed as the goalscorer, 37-year-old Ronaldo jokingly threw his arms in the air and smiled.

When asked about the goal, Fernandes said: “I don’t really think it matters who scored,” Fernandes said of the first goal.

“The feeling at that moment was that he (Ronaldo) touched the ball – I passed him – but the most important thing was that we went through to the next round and beat a really big opponent.”

In the end, Adidas provided proof that it was Fernandes who scored the goal.

β€œIn the match between Portugal and Uruguay, using the Connected Ball technology housed in Adidas’s Al Rihla Official Match Ball, we are able to definitively show no contact with Cristiano Ronaldo’s ball for the opening goal in the match it said in a statement released.

β€œNo external force on the ball could be measured, as evidenced by the lack of ‘heartbeat’ in our measurements and in the accompanying image. The 500Hz IMU sensor in the ball allows us to be very accurate in our analysis,” the statement said.

For the uninitiated, there is a sensor installed in the match ball that claims to give accurate results after being thoroughly tested for the World Cup.

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