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Cristiano Ronaldo was at fault for Juventus conceding from a free-kick after he bizarrely bowed his head and covered his face, allowing the ball to sail over him.
Parma took the lead against Juventus when Gaston Brugman struck a free-kick. Three of the four players in the Juve wall jumped to stopped it - except Ronaldo.
Instead, the 36-year-old wrapped his arms around his handsome face and stayed stationary. Naturally, the ball flew over his lowered head and into the back of the net.
Cristiano Ronaldo in the wall... :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/iezZpf9w1E
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 21, 2021
Ronaldo covering his face and not jumping in the wall leads to a goal lmfaooo this guy is not serious pic.twitter.com/E0iHBKtT6T
- thomas (@FClMthomas) April 21, 2021
The wall appears to be the one thing Ronaldo has not mastered, as he was also held accountable for Porto's free-kick in the Champions League which was crucial in Juve's last-16 exit in this season's competition.
I'd say that Ronaldo was impressed with it but he was too busy protecting his face :joy:- CULE FOR LIFE (@SWINDONFORLIFE) April 21, 2021
Nice free kick though :thumbsup: pic.twitter.com/5ULJzD31GM
Once again ridiculous Cristiano Ronaldo positioning in the wall against freekick, letting in goal to Parma for being the only one not jumping.- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 21, 2021
Just don't place him there anymore if he is too worried about his cute mug pic.twitter.com/9hKrN062ES
Juventus at least fought back after the free-kick humiliation to lead Parma 3-1 at the Allianz Stadium.
A pair of Alex Sandro goals put the Serie A side - currently third and battling for a Champions League qualification place - into the lead. Matthijs de Ligt then added a third goal after 68 minutes.
However Ronaldo's strange actions in the wall - seemingly making no attempt to actually block the ball (which is sort of the point of a wall) - has naturally led to criticism from football fans.
He's protecting his face because he wants to look well on Instagram so he sells more underwear and fragrances. :relieved:- The FeIIa :flag_ie: (@TheFeIIa) April 21, 2021
RONALDO HAS DONE IT AGAIN:sob::sob::sob:- Ultimate10 (@ClassicMessi10i) April 21, 2021
DUCKING OUT OF THE WALL AND LETTING PARMA SCORE:sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/jZKy1l6X2L
Featured image credit: ESPN/Twitter
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