Ghana supervisor Otto Addo has blasted the referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded a controversial penalty in Portugal’s 3-2 win over his facet.
- Ronaldo introduced down by Salisu
- Referee pointed straight to the spot
- Addo slammed the referee for his choice
WHAT HAPPENED? The Portuguese ahead was introduced down within the 62nd minute by Mohammed Salisu and the referee Ismail Elfath didn’t assume twice earlier than pointing to the spot. Replays confirmed that Ronaldo bought to the ball first forward of Salisu earlier than there was contact on his boot and higher physique. Nevertheless, Ghana supervisor Addo doesn’t agree with the choice and lambasted Elfath after his crew’s 3-2 defeat to Portugal of their World Cup opener.
WHAT THEY SAID: “The referee gave a penalty which was not a penalty – everybody noticed that. Why? As a result of it’s Ronaldo or one thing?” Addo stated to beIN Sport.
“I don’t know whether or not they weren’t paying, or whether or not the VAR was not paying consideration. If you happen to take a look at the replay, we performed the ball, it was truly a foul in opposition to us,” he continued.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ronaldo made the many of the alternative and transformed from the spot to present his facet the benefit. Addo opined that the objective was a “present” to the ahead. “If someone scores a objective, congratulations. However this was actually a present. As much as the penalty, all the things was attainable. Then the sport bought a bit bit wild,” he added.
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DID YOU KNOW? With that strike from the spot, Ronaldo turned the primary participant to attain in 5 World Cup tournaments.
WHAT NEXT FOR PORTUGAL & GHANA? Ronaldo & co. will get again to motion in opposition to Uruguay on Monday, whereas Ghana will attempt to get their first win of the match in opposition to South Korea on the identical day, albeit just a few hours earlier.
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