UEFA CL: Hawk-Eye proves Ronaldo's shot fell short

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/09/2017

UEFA CL: Hawk-Eye proves Ronaldo's shot fell short

Hawk-Eye has shown that Cristiano Ronaldo's effort in the 47th minute in Real Madrid's Champions League tie against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday night hit the goal line and bounced out.

The Real Madrid superstar who was more rattled than the crossbar he smashed a shot against as he raged over goal-line technology stopped to argue after his Champions League strike against APOEL was ruled out for not crossing the line.

Ronaldo had already tucked home Gareth Bale’s 12th minute cross as the duo started together for the first time this season. And later on the former Manchester United flier slotted home a penalty, before Sergio Ramos’ overhead kick completed a routine 3-0 win over the Cyrpriot minnows in the Group H opener.

But Ronaldo’s temper boiled over at the Bernabeu when his fierce left-footer ricocheted down off the bar and was disallowed by new technology. The Euro 2016 winner with Portugal ran to the official behind the goal to remonstrate, insisting the ball had crossed the line.

With Karim Benzema unavailable, Ronaldo is acting as the out-and-out centre-forward for Real, with Gareth Bale and Isco providing support. This was the Portuguese's first game for Los Blancos since playing in the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

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