What Ronaldo Told Higuaín After Milan Striker Lost His Temper And Received Red Card
Gonzalo Higuaín stole the headlines yesterday after he received a red card in AC Milan's match with Juventus.
The 30-year-old Argentine striker, who is on loan at AC, faced his parent club and failed to make the Old Lady live to regret their decision in offloading him.
He did the exact opposite, to be fair, with Juve 'keeper Wojciech Szczęsny saving his penalty.
Higuaín didn't make his case any better when he was booked for a challenge on Medhi Benatia, only to be shown a second yellow card for losing his temper with referee Paolo Mazzoleni.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was there as the chaos ensued and approached his former Real Madrid teammate during the incident.
The 33-year-old Portuguese forward has now revealed what he told Higuaín after he received the red card.
"I told him to calm down, as he risked an even heavier ban," he told Sky Sport Italia (via the Daily Mirror).
"He didn't do much, he was irritable at losing the game, that's understandable and I hope he is not punished too severely."
Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso echoed similar sentiments, saying that his player needs to have more control in situations like those.
"I do hope Pipita [Higuain] apologises to the referee for his attitude," he said.
"He needs to learn to control himself more.
"I saw how much pressure he felt on his shoulders, taking a penalty against his old club, anyone who has played football knows that emotions can get to you in these situations."
Juventus defeated AC 2-0 at the San Siro, with Mario Mandžukić and Ronaldo getting their names of the scoresheet.
Meanwhile, Higuaín has since come out to apologise for his actions.
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