Left-sided lunge by Cristiano Ronaldo Slovak goalie Martin Dubravka ‘doesn’t blame’ his former Manchester United teammate despite his darkest fears.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s left-sided lunge Martin Dubravka, the Slovak goaltender, “doesn’t blame” his former Manchester United teammate, despite harboring deep-seated resentment.
On Friday, Ronaldo lunged into a challenge on Slovakian goalie Dubravka as Portugal beаt them 1-0 in a Euro 2024 qualifier. The 38-year-old was booked for the reckless foul, and Dubravka, who spent a short time last season as a teammate of Ronaldo’s at Old Trafford on loan, described exactly where the Al-Nassr man caught him in the collision.
“In the shoulder, the neck, and the chest,” Dubravka informed reporters after the game. I shut my eyes tight and hoped without hope that Ronaldo wouldn’t join in the face-punching. I didn’t even bother to look away when I saw his studs headed my way. As a striker, he must run for the ball when the goalie closes his eyes and focuses solely on blocking the shot. I can’t sаy that I’m mаd at him. It’s a game, specifically football. Such instances are typical of it. That he struck me was not lost on him. He wаnted to know if I was all right. I’m taking it in good sport.
‘I try to have a level mind in these situations,’ he continued. This is a full-contact sport. Now that video analysis resources are available. It’s not worth delving into further.Portugal’s forthcoming match against Luxembourg will not feature Ronaldo because of the yellow card he received against Slovakia. The former United striker’s five goals scored throughout Portugal’s qualifying campaign to thus point are a major loss for the team.On Monday, Portugal will travel to take on Luxembourg, and Slovakia will host Liechtenstein.