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Proven: Cristiano Ronaldo's Goal Vs Spain Was Legitimate!

November 18, 2010 By Angela Asante
Cristiano Ronaldo's disallowed goal for Portugal against Spain was in fact legitimate and thus should have stood. Pictures speak for themselves and facts can be proven.

Cristiano Ronaldo is angry as referee Antony Gautier disallows his clean goal for Nani doesn't need to apologize to his Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo for last night's "spoiled goal" during the Spain friendly. The cause behind all that is something that keeps occurring in football matches: it was all about wrong officiating, or "human error" one might prefer to say.

Facts don't lie and modern technology, thankfully, can help the eye. Anti-Cristiano Ronaldo fans will be quick to criticize the Portuguese skipper once again. This time, for his “spectacular” tantrum that followed referee Antony Gautier's decision to disallow what would have been a magnificent goal. However, besides all other judgments against or in favor of Cristiano Ronaldo’s angry behavior, the truth remains the same:


Cristiano Ronaldo's ball from his shot on goal has crossed the goal line. Nani touched it after, but should it have been ruled?

Ronaldo’s goal for Portugal in the Spain friendly yesterday was truly legitimate. “Even a blind man could see that it was a goal,” the disgusted CR7 believes. Well, there is one big fact which proves that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal should have stood.

Indeed, Nani was in an offside position at the time Cristiano Ronaldo executed his shot on goal. However, should it have mattered much? The Manchester United winger had a touch on the ball after it had clearly crossed the line.

Minute 0:36 in the video below speaks for itself.



Fact: The ball is vertically in line with Nani’s right leg and foot that have both crossed the goal line. In that case, Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal should have stood.

Ironically, it seems like last night’s match officials for the Portugal vs Spain friendly have hidden their blatant mistake by throwing all the blame on Portugal’s Nani who is now perceived as a “greedy” mate and an “achievement-destroyer”. When will FIFA apply the goal line technology?

David Villa was clearly offside but his goal stood and Portugal had to settle for elimination at the 2010 World Cup.Portugal-Spain’s Offside Goals Issue – Total Irony

There’s some irony in there, in the sense that David Villa’s goal – which put Portugal out of the 2010 World Cup in the Last 16 round – was allowed. Meanwhile, television replays clearly proved that the Barcelona striker was offside just as the picture shows that he was.

Last night, as Portugal and Spain renewed their Iberian rivalry, Cristiano Ronaldo apologized for all his unconvincing displays against “big guns” and against Spain in particular by putting up a great show and inspiring Portugal to a surprising 4-0 victory. Best of all, the Portuguese captain even scored a spectacular goal. But this one will certainly never be recognized in the history of football because it was judged as “offside” whereas it was not.

Now in honor of fair judgment and according to football’s book rule, what kind goal is legitimate? An offside one or a normal one? It’s strange to see “human errors” beating the law without correction and apologies next up…

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