The situation Ronaldo escaped a red card despite kicking opponent in the head

Cristiano Ronaldo was not shown a red card by the referee despite colliding with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka in the match between Portugal and Slovakia.

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The above situation took place in the 62nd minute of the EURO 2024 qualifying match. Cristiano Ronaldo rushed into the opponent’s penalty area in an аttаck. Because he was so greedy for the ball, he couldn’t pull his foot back in time and then stabbed Dubravka in the face. Ronaldo then apologized to his former teammate and was shown a yellow card by the referee.

Ronaldo escaped a red card despite kicking his former teammate at MU in the head - Photo 2Ronaldo escaped a red card despite kicking his former teammate at MU in the head – Photo Getty

VAR steps in to check situations where red cards may occur. However, the referees later determined that Ronaldo’s foot had slid from Dubravka’s chest to his face, so he did not disqualify the player. The 38-year-old striker then played the full 90 minutes. The two did not have any conflicts after the collision.

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Ronaldo and Dubravka were teammates at MU in the 2022/2023 season. Ronaldo then left in November 2022, while Dubravka was also called back by Newcastle after his loan period expired in January 2023. 

This match, Portugal won with a score of 1-0. The only scorer of the match was Bruno Fernandes. In the 44th minute, the MU player dribbled a solo ball from the right wing into the penalty area and then shot a low shot into a tight corner, leaving Dubravka helpless.

Ronaldo escaped a red card despite kicking his former teammate at MU in the head - Photo 1Ronaldo didn’t score but Portugal still beаt Slovakia – Photo Getty

Ronaldo received 3 yellow cards in 5 matches for Portugal in EURO 2024 qualifying. As a result, he will be banned from playing against Luxembourg. This match will take place on September 12.

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At this time, Portugal won all 5 matches in the EURO 2024 qualifying round, scoring 15 goals and not losing a single goal. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the scoring list for the Selecao with 5 goals. There are currently three players who have scored more goals than Ronaldo in World Cup qualifying, namely Romelu Lukaku, Rasmus Højlund and Scott McTominay (6 each).

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