Cristiano Ronaldo was absolutely furious on Saturday night after he was denied what a clear goal in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against Serbia, MySportDab reports.
The Juventus star appeared to have won the game for Portugal in Belgrade when he played the ball into the net in the closing stages.
Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic ran back to remove the ball off the line and played the ball away, and officials thought the ball had not scored.
But replays of the incident showed the ball was already over the line and Ronaldo was angry.
Without Video Assistant Referee for the game, he expressed his disappointment with the officials before throwing the Portugal armband away and storming off the pitch at full time.
A few hours later, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: ‘It is one of the greatest honours of my life to be the captain of the Portugal national team.
‘I will always give everything for my country, that can never change.
‘But we all have difficult moments, especially when we feel harmed. Now we must face the next challenge! Come on Portugal together.’
It was an exciting end to a thrilling 2-2 World Cup Qualifier draw between Serbia and Portugal last night.
The Fulham striker scored the first goal for Serbia as they fought back from losing two goals down and securing a point.
Two goals from Liverpool forward Diogo Jota had gave Portugal a 2-0 lead early on in the first half.
Jota gave Portugal the lead with a fine header in the 11th-minute from a brilliant Bernardo Silva assist and make it 2-0 in the 36th.
The 2-2 draw leaves left both countries on four points from two matches as Serbia defeated Ireland 3-2 in their opening match on Wednesday.
What drama at the end of Portugal vs Serbia. Ronaldo scores but no goal line technology. pic.twitter.com/wa6ZgFp2qd
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