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When Cristiano Ronaldo Was Denied A Goal By Nani

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When Cristiano Ronaldo Was Denied A Goal By Nani

Back in 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo was denied one of his greatest goals thanks to his former Manchester United teammate Nani being a very greedy boy.

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Captaining the Portugal national team against Spain, Ronaldo sent Gerard Pique back to his loan spell with Real Zaragoza with the deftest of chops.

He then took another swift touch to keep the ball away from Xabi Alonso and beautifully scooped the ball over Iker Casillas.

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Ronaldo had already started to wheel away in celebration but just as the ball was about to drop into the back of the net, Nani came from out of nowhere and headed it in on the line.

The problem was, Nani was deemed to be offside and so the goal was chalked off. CR7 was absolutely incensed, well and truly throwing his toys out of the pram and even hurling his captain's armband on the turf.

Nani, gutted that he'd ruined Ronaldo's unbelievable piece of play, felt he needed to apologise after the game.

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"I touched the ball because I thought I wasn't offside. Everything happened so quickly," Nani said, as per the Guardian.

"After having time to think about it I apologised to Ronaldo. It was a great piece of play and I shouldn't have ruined it."

Ronaldo, however, vented his fury at the officials instead of Nani as he felt the ball had already crossed the line.

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Speaking to Marca, he said: "I don't understand, even a blind man could see it was a goal. The ball was half a metre into the net."

"I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but my best goals with the national team are being disallowed. I remember an overhead kick in the Bessa stadium which wasn't given."

Of course whether the ball went over the line or not in an international game has been a sore subject for the five time Ballon d'Or winner in the past week as well.

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Ronaldo was certain he'd scored in Portugal's 2-2 draw with Serbia in a recent World Cup qualifier but the officials somehow missed the ball going over the line.

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Serie A, Premier League, Portugal, Juventus, Spain, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, La Liga

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