Portugal star Bruno Fernandes insists Cristiano Ronaldo DID get a touch on his cross against Uruguay and the forward should therefore be awarded the goal.
The 37-year-old celebrated wildly after Portugal took the lead against Uruguay on Monday night after Fernandes looked to find Ronaldo in the box with a cross.
However, the goal was officially awarded to Fernandes after replays showed that there was no touch from Ronaldo.
Ronaldo, though, was adamant and he was seen complaining on the pitch after the full-time whistle once he learned that the goal had not been given to him.
The former Manchester United striker was off the pitch by the time that Fernandes doubled Portugal’s advantage from the penalty spot in injury time to secure his side’s passage to the knockout rounds.
But the United playmaker was in a generous mood after the match, insisting that it was Ronaldo that scored the opener against the South Americans.
‘I celebrated as if it had been Cristiano’s goal,’ said Fernandes.
‘It seemed to me that he had touched the ball, my objective was to make a cross for him.
‘Regardless, we are happy for the victory, if one of us scores or the other does.’
Portugal can guarantee they progress as group winners with a point in their final group game against South Korea.
In any case, it would take Ghana to beat Uruguay in order for Portugal to lose their spot as group leaders.
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