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Ronaldo’s controversial reaction after Genoa win

Cristiano Ronaldo - Juventus
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The Portuguese superstar didn’t seem too happy after failing to get on the scoresheet during the league outing on the weekend.

Juventus comfortably saw off Genoa at the Allianz Arena on Sunday, claiming a well-deserved 3-1 victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t extend his Serie A goal tally this time, although he did get a number of opportunities to do so.

The 34-year-old’s left-footed strike missed the target inside the opening 15 minutes of the match. About ten minutes later, he struck the post from a couple of yards out. He took a few more shots but they were either tame efforts or misguided.

After his misfortunes, he appeared to be frustrated as the Portuguese threw his jersey away near the opponents’ goal while walking off the pitch shaking his head in discontentment. His jersey was promptly picked up by a ball boy.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s reaction despite Juventus’ win has sparked controversy.

A few reports, however, claim that Ronaldo hadn’t thrown his jersey out of frustration, rather he threw it at the ball bow who had asked for his shirt.

“It’s normal he wanted to score a goal, especially when the game was getting complicated, as he is a champion and always wants to make his mark,” Pirlo told post-match, via Football Italia.