What Gerard Pique said about Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal 3-3 Spain causes a stir



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What Gerard Pique said about Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal 3-3 Spain causes a stir



The 2018 World Cup finals are only a few days old but we’ve already been treated to a classic.

Portugal’s 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday night will live long in the memory for all those lucky enough to witness it live, be it inside the stadium or on television.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the game’s star performer, scoring a hat-trick past David de Gea, who is widely regarded as the world’s best goalkeeper at this moment in time.

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a stunning free-kick in the 88th minute of the match, rescuing a point for the reigning European champions in the process.

Diego Costa had twice levelled for Spain before Nacho put the 2010 world champions 3-2 up in the 58th minute.

But Ronaldo’s exceptional free-kick rescued a point for Portugal, who know that wins over Morocco and Iran will be enough to send them through to the knockout stages.

The free-kick was awarded after Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi penalised Gerard Pique for a foul on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in a dangerous position outside the box.

Pique causes a stir with comment about Ronaldo

Ronaldo kept his composure and found the back of the net with an unerring strike. Pique, however, was in no mood to praise Portugal’s No. 7 - and his one-time teammate at Manchester United - after the final whistle.

In fact, he caused a bit of stir by claiming Ronaldo “has a habit of throwing himself to the ground”. Meow.

“We had more chances, they had three shots on goal, and scored three goals,” the Spanish defender was quoted as saying by the Independent.

“Matches go a certain way and you have to face up to it. To see yourself in the first game of a World Cup go behind to a penalty after two minutes, you have to have a good feeling after how the game went. Ronaldo has a habit of throwing himself to the ground.”

Did Ronaldo go down too easily v Spain?

Pique was presumably angry with Ronaldo not just for the alleged foul leading to the free-kick but also the incident involving Nacho, which led to Portugal’s penalty.

Ronaldo went down inside the box, although replays suggested the amount of contact between the two players was minimal.

Nevertheless, VAR sided with the match officials and the penalty was scored by the unstoppable 33-year-old.

What Gerard Pique said about Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal 3-3 Spain causes a stir What Gerard Pique said about Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal 3-3 Spain causes a stir

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