- It has been revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo took a less conventional method of preparation before he scored his side decisive penalty against Juventus
- He took some deep breath to maintain composure
- Even when his teammates tried to talk to him he remained mute
It has been revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo took a less conventional method of preparation before he scored his side decisive penalty against Juventus in their UEFA Champions League quarter final clash.
Despite the drama which surrounds the referee decisions to award a late penalty, the 33-year-old appeared to almost mentally vacate the area.
He wandered about, away from the noise and anger, and took some deep breaths in a bid to compose himself, keeping his mind on the task ahead.
Toni Kroos and Marcelo were seen talking to him on two occasions, but he does not engage with his team-mates. He instead stayed in the zone - choosing not to get involved with the argument happening all around him - until he was called upon to do his job.
The Italian giants overturned a three-goal deficit at the Bernabeu, and the match was heading for extra time before Lucas Vazquez was bundled over in the box.
Referee Michael Oliver wasted no time pointing to the spot, handing Los Blancos the perfect opportunity in which to go on and win the game.
Gianluigi Buffon was so incensed by the decision he charged from his goal line to remonstrate with the English match official, and was seen shouting in his face.
The legendary Italian shot-stopper earned himself a straight red card for his trouble, and Wojciech Szczesny came on to replace him.
NAIJ.com previously reported that The semi finals draws for the UEFA Champions League have been concluded and back to back defending champions Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich while Liverpool will trade tackles AS Roma.
The draws took place at the UEFA headquarter in Nyon, Switzerland while the games will kick off on Tuesday April 24 with the return clash taking place a week later on May 1.
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