Ronaldo was not satisfied with the referee’s decision in Al Nassr’s 0-3 loss to Al Hilal early on the morning of December 2.
In the 74th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo caught a pass from the right wing and volleyed home Al Hilal’s net. However, the Portuguese superstar’s joy was soon extinguished when the linesman flagged for offside.
Faced with the backlash of Al Nassr players, Mr. Wilmar Roldan consulted with the VAR team. Semi-automatic offside detection technology was also used and confirmed that Ronaldo was offside. According to graphics from the VAR room, Ronaldo’s shoulder was higher than the shoulder of the last defender on Al Hilal’s side. So the forfeited goal is correct.
Ronaldo was determined to be offside.
After the referee restarted the match, Ronaldo still showed an uncomfortable attitude. He even stood to block goalkeeper Bono from being able to put the ball into play. CR7 was lucky not to receive a card for this action.
Ronaldo stood to block the home goalkeeper from being able to put the ball into play.
A similar situation also happened in the match between Galatasaray and Man United in the Champions League. Mauro Icardi stands horizontally with the arm of MU’s last defender, Victor Lindelof. However, the arm is not considered, because it is not a body part that can score goals. Therefore, the end point is considered the shoulder blade.
The cut line from the semi-automatic offside detection technology detected that part of Icardi’s head, shoulder blades and knees were higher than Lindelof’s shoulder blades, so the striker was deprived of the goal.
Ronaldo’s stripped masterpiece is the only mark Al Nassr has in the Riyadh derby. Coach Luis Castro’s team lost 0-3 and was far behind Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League championship race this season. The gap between the two capital clubs has now increased to 7 points.