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Cristiano Ronaldo just ruined Real Madrid’s best chance by tackling his own player

The Real Madrid talisman took the ball off Lucas Vazquez when the winger was in a perfect position to shoot

Playing with Cristiano Ronaldo has its downsides.

Particularly when you are in the biggest game of the season and could hugely benefit from a crucial away goal.

Just ask Lucas Vazquez how he feels about the Real Madrid icon right now.


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Vasquez was given the start over Gareth Bale

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Vasquez was given the start over Gareth Bale

PSG were pinning Los Blancos back into their own half during the opening exchanges at the Parc des Prince as they sought an early goal.

The Neymar-less front three were harrying every Madrid defender and not allowing them any time on the ball.

But just before 20 minutes had passed, Real managed to beat the press and suddenly Vasquez was one-on-one against Dani Alves just outside the PSG box.


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Ronaldo trying to kick Alves in frustration

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Ronaldo trying to kick Alves in frustration

The Spaniard ghosted past PSG’s right back as if he wasn’t there and the ball rolled in front of him, perfectly lined up for a right footed curler.

It could’ve been the away goal Madrid craved to give them an almost unassailable lead.

But then Ronaldo got involved by taking the ball right off his team mates toes just when he was about to pull the trigger.

TFW you ruin your teams best chance

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TFW you ruin your teams best chance

Instead Vasquez was forced to play a one-two with the five time Ballon d’Or winner, the PSG backline got in the way and the chance was effectively over.

All Ronaldo had to to was step out of Vazquez’s way and allow him to bury a shot past Areola and into the bottom corner.

Real go 1-0 up and hit PSG on the break for the rest of the game. Easy.

But no, Ronaldo wanted all the headlines.

Somethings never change. 


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