Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Diving To Win Last Minute Penalty For Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of diving to win a last minute penalty for Juventus against Genoa last night.
The game was filled with incidents including two red cards for Genoa as well as Juventus' Adrien Rabiot being given his marching orders.
But a last minute penalty from Ronaldo gave Juve a 2-1 victory.
The biggest talking point came in injury time when Ronaldo went down under a challenge from Antonio Sarabia.
Check out the clip below.
There is some kind of interference from the Paraguayan but some believe the Juve forward made the most of it.
Fml he has declined so bad. What a cheat
- Naeem Ashiq (@naeem_ashiq) October 30, 2019
Man has no shame, anything to hid his horror performances. How can a player like this be a balondor contender.
- Dutch_Blaugrana (@M10_1899) October 30, 2019
However, some have sympathy for the 34-year-old and believe it was a stonewall penalty.
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It's not a dive , there I said. There's contact and it's a penalty if he don't fall they don't mark it. That simple
- Migue :part_alternation_mark::soccer: (@mangel10) October 30, 2019
It literally wasn't a dive!!! Did no one see the replay? Sanabria clearly kicked Ronaldo! It was a terrible challenge and 100% a penalty
- BMartinaj (@b_martinaj) October 30, 2019
It is particularly harsh on Thiago Motta's side who had battled with nine men for the final half hour of the game.
Leonardo Bonucci open the scoring for Juve in the first half but Genoa struck back before half time with an unorthodox finish from Christian Kouame.
Tekkers from Christian Kouamé. Goal of the season (*cough* if he meant it *cough* *cough*) #JuveGenoa pic.twitter.com/lXs9CiSP0J
- (@he6rt6gr6m) October 30, 2019
The last gasp victory moved Maurizio Sarri's men back to the top of Serie A and a point ahead of Inter Milan who edged past Brescia 2-1 on Tuesday.
Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon made a record-equalling 513th league appearance for Juve, moving him level with Alessandro del Piero.
Ronaldo spoke to journalists following the game.
"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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