Fans accuse Cristiano Ronaldo of diving to win last minute penalty for Juventus against Genoa in their Seria A encounter last night.
Juventus helped themselves to another win in the Serie last night after they beat Genoa 2-1. The Italian Champions maintained their spot on the top of the table with Inter Milan hot on their heels. After 10 matches, only a single point separates the two sides.
Leonardo Bonucci gave Juventus the lead in the 36th minute. However, Christian Kouame equalised just 4 minutes later. After that the match turned into a foul fest as 3 players received red cards! Genoa’s Francesco Cassata and Federico Marchetti were sent back in the 51st and 57th minute of the match.
The club actually did well, playing with 2 men less for almost 40 minutes. Despite registering 27 shots in total and 11 shots on target, Juventus couldn’t find the winner. Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot was then sent off in the 87th minute.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 30, 2019
With the minutes running down, it seemed that Juventus would have to settle for a draw. However, Cristiano Ronaldo had other ideas as he found the back of the net in the 92nd minute. Unfortunately, the goal was denied by VAR.
Cristiano though, was destined to score in the night as he won a penalty in the 95th minute. He then smashed the ball past the keeper to give Juventus their 3 points. However, fans are now accusing the Portuguese ace of simulating to help himself to a penalty.
Fans accuse Cristiano Ronaldo of diving to win last minute penalty for Juventus against Genoa
Ronaldo went down after a challenge from Antonio Sarabia. However, fans are convinced that the contact was exaggerated by Cristiano Ronaldo and the star dived to help his team’s cause. You can make your own decision by watching the video below.
🚨 JUVE WIN IT FROM THE PENALTY SPOT IN STOPPAGE TIME!
⭐ Ronaldo wins a penalty, and converts the winner, just moments after having a goal ruled out offside by VAR
⬆ The Bianconeri jump above Inter into top spot once again pic.twitter.com/5AXF0EjJ0c
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“I am very happy,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia, per Goal.
“[It was] a very difficult match against an organised team but we are Juventus, the motto is to [fight to] the end.
“We are very happy with the three points. We created a lot and we deserved it.
“Inter ahead in the standings was an extra stimulus.”
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