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Cristiano Ronaldo Branded 'The Most Selfish Footballer Ever' After Not Taking A Penalty Last Night

Josh Lawless

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Cristiano Ronaldo Branded 'The Most Selfish Footballer Ever' After Not Taking A Penalty Last Night

Cristiano Ronaldo has received a whole lot of criticism after he didn't step up to take a penalty in the Coppa Italia final shoot-out defeat to Napoli.

Despite seeing a spot-kick saved in his return to action in the semi-final against AC Milan, Ronaldo is comfortably Juventus' best penalty taker and is normally immune to pressure in the big moments.

But the five-time Ballon d'Or winner didn't even get to take one last night.

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Both Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed from 12 yards while Napoli scored all four through Lorenzo Insigne, Matteo Politano, Nikola Maksimovic and Arkadiusz Milik - the latter putting away the winner to secure Gennaro Gattuso's first trophy.

And many believe Ronaldo didn't take a penalty because he wanted to be fifth on the list and ultimately the hero - something which has happened in the past.

Juventus had won the Coppa Italia four years in a row prior to Ronaldo's arrival, while he has now lost two consecutive finals for the first time in his career.

Napoli's win against former boss Maurizio Sarri brought a first trophy in six seasons at the San Paolo.

Topics: Football News, Penalties, Football, Juventus, Napoli, Cristiano Ronaldo

Josh Lawless
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