Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Want To Be Filmed In Changing Room Prior To Napoli Win
Cristiano Ronaldo did not take well to being filmed in the Juventus dressing room prior to the win over Napoli last night.
Just before the Bianconeri claimed a 2-1 win at the Stadio San Paolo and moved onto 72 points for the Serie A campaign so far, the cameras were granted access to the Juve changing room.
Of course Ronaldo is the biggest star and so the cameraman chose to focus on him while he was sat in his spot next to Miralem Pjanic.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy to have his pre-match ritual disturbed pic.twitter.com/YJlk2iaDWw
- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) March 3, 2019
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was adjusting an ankle support on his right foot in preparation for the game but when he realised how close the camera was coming towards him, he quickly signalled for it to be moved away.
Ronaldo's facial expression was a picture, but fortunately for him the cameraman adhered to his request and panned to the rest of the changing room.
The 34-year old was unable to add to his tally of 19 league goals scored this term but he was involved in huge controversy which had a monumental effect on proceedings.
Early in the first ace, the Juventus ace pounced on Kévin Malcuit's poor back pass to Alex Meret, in which the Napoli 'keeper charged out of the box to clear the ball.
Ronaldo fell the floor despite Meret not appearing to touch him at all and the 21-year old was shown a red card by the referee.
Incredible dive from Ronaldo tbf, can't teach that pic.twitter.com/2eDC219XmB
- Para (@Paracelsus) March 3, 2019
For reasons unclear VAR was not referred to in the incident, meaning Napoli were down to 10 men and had to bring on David Ospina in goal.
The former Arsenal man's first contribution was to pick the ball out of the net after Miralem Pjanić maintained his reputation as a dead-ball expert by scoring from the resulting free-kick.
Emre Can doubled the Old Lady's lead at the end of the first half and they saw out the win despite conceding on the hour mark when Jose Callejon bagged.