Cristiano Ronaldo was trolled online after his major tournament free-kick woes continued in Portugal’s last 16 Euro 2020 clash versus Belgium, while stunning partner Georgina Rodriguez watched from the stands in Seville.
The Portuguese had his side’s best chance of note and first shot on target on 25 minutes in the first half.
And while he did test Thibaut Courtois while forcing his former Real Madrid teammate to make a save, the 36-year-old was trolled for the miss as some commentators were accused of “gaslighting” by suggesting the foul had been made in “Ronaldo territory”.
Ronaldo's free-kick record at major tournaments 🎯
— Goal (@goal) June 27, 2021
“This free-kick is Ronaldo territory”
The territory: pic.twitter.com/JSKY3BgLFE
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) June 27, 2021
Stattos were quick to remind us that in 51 attempts (27 at the Euros and 24 at the World Cup), Ronaldo has found the back of the net on just one occasion and is not actually that dangerous from 18 yards out or more as widely-thought.
But at least the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has stunning partner Georgina Rodriguez cheering him on from the stands of La Cartuja in her homeland Spain.
Seen reacting to the miss, she also uploaded selfies of herself and the 36-year-old’s family getting behind the Juventus forward.
📸 Cristiano's family react to his free-kick. pic.twitter.com/gsoMz9PimO
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) June 27, 2021
SIEMPRE PRESENTE EN SUS PARTIDOS 🇵🇹
Georgina Rodríguez se encuentra en las gradas del Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, ella apoya a Cristiano Ronaldo en todo momento.
AMOR 👫 pic.twitter.com/S2kOfKlzIu
— DIARIO RÉCORD (@record_mexico) June 27, 2021
“Supporting Cristiano Ronaldo in every moment” as one Mexican newspaper said, the player also carries Georgina with him where ever he goes on field.
Midweek, at the conclusion of a 2-2 draw against France in Group F that guaranteed holders Portugal’s passage to the knockouts, CR7 was pictured with shinpads that contain a cute photo of the couple while talking to another ex-Los Blancos colleague in Karim Benzema.
Look how Cristiano Ronaldo loves Georgina Rodriguez.💞💫
The perfect couples. pic.twitter.com/YpwZDJ43Rm
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) June 25, 2021
Also sharing a video with her 25 million followers, of the clan singing and dancing in a restaurant in Sevilla earlier today, which may form part of her upcoming Netflix documentary, Georgina will hope the work has a happy ending as Portugal trailed 1-0 at half time thanks to Thorgan Hazard’s swerving strike.
By equalizing, Ronaldo would finally surpass Ali Daei’s all-time international goalscoring record after equaling the Iranian on 109 with a brace against the French last time out.