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The internet was loving Cristiano Ronaldo’s miss for Real Madrid against Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo came in for a fair amount of stick after missing a gilt edged chance for Real Madrid against Barcelona

Even GOATs have off days.

The build up to Real Madrid v Barcelona was, as ever, dominated by talk about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo’s conversion rate has him down as one of Europe’s worst strikers this season but he still pipped Messi to the Ballon d’Or.


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That’s just greedy

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That’s just greedy

Within minutes of El Clasico kicking off Ronaldo had the ball in the back of the net.

But his celebrations were cut short by the linesman who ruled the goal out for offside.

Nae bother, because seven minutes later Toni Kroos pulled the ball back to an unmarked Ronaldo ten yards out.

Poised

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Poised

The Bernabeu held its collective breath.

Ronaldo pulled his left foot back, ready for yet another El Clasico goal.

He was probably already celebrating in his head.

There’s only one outcome

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There’s only one outcome

But then something peculiar happened.

Under absolutely no pressure Ronaldo missed.

He didn’t just miss. He fully nutmegged himself, much to the shock of everyone in the stadium.

NUTS

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NUTS

Of course, Ronaldo being the humble and shy footballer he is, the internet moved on quickly and didn’t dwell on his mistake.

Well, not quite.

Social media was abuzz with people quick to highlight how that one miss was clear evidence that Messi > Ronaldo.

Ahh, good old internet.

It is clearly unacceptable to enjoy the talents of both players without having to slate the other.

We’re going to miss both of them when they’re gone. What is everyone going to argue about?


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