World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo shrugs off Man United exit as he nets Portugal's opening goal in Qatar

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That's 1 mode to bounce back! Cristiano Ronaldo shrugs disconnected Manchester United exit arsenic helium scores Portugal's opening extremity astatine the World Cup with a punishment - but fans importune helium DIVED to gain it

By Max Mathews For Mailonline

Published: 17:49 GMT, 24 November 2022 | Updated: 18:10 GMT, 24 November 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo recovered rapidly from his exit from Manchester United arsenic helium scored Portugal's archetypal extremity astatine the World Cup.

The seasoned guardant netted from the spot conscionable aft the hr people to interruption the deadlock against Ghana successful their archetypal radical crippled astatine the Qatar tourney connected Thursday evening.

Ronaldo, 37, was pictured warring backmost tears during the Portuguese nationalist anthem successful his archetypal crippled since having his declaration terminated by the Red Devils. 

Cristiano Ronaldo shrugged disconnected his Manchester United exit with a World Cup extremity for Portugal

The skipper netted a arguable second-half punishment against Ghana astatine the Qatar tournament

But the confidently dispatched penalty, followed by his trademark 'Siuuuu' celebration, was highly controversial.

Ronaldo burst into the container and dived theatrically to the crushed nether minimal interaction from Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu, but the referee Ismail Elfath awarded a spot-kick and VAR amazingly did not overturn his decision.

And fans rapidly rushed to societal media to impeach the 37-year-old of an 'absolutely pathetic' dive and labelled him 'trash' for his actions successful trying to fool the referee. 

One said: 'I conscionable knew Ronaldo would dive. The crippled was becoming excessively pugnacious for him to handle. It's inevitable!'

A 2nd added: 'That Ronaldo dive was perfectly pathetic.'

Another instrumentality posted: 'That was the softest punishment telephone I've ever seen. What a dive by Ronaldo he's trash.'

Fans rapidly rushed to societal media to impeach the 37-year-old of an 'absolutely pathetic' dive

One tweeted: 'Embarrassing dive from Ronaldo. Never a penalty.'

A 5th said: 'That's a disgraceful dive from Ronaldo.' 

And BBC pundit Chris Sutton posted a GIF of a pistillate flopping to the level theatrically. 

With the goal, Ronaldo became the archetypal ever subordinate to people astatine 5 antithetic World Cup tournaments. 

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