It should have been a wonder goal. Instead it ended with daggers between teammates.
One of the highest profile international friendlies on Wednesday night saw the Battle of Iberia take place as Portugal hosted European and World champions Spain. Spicing up the contest further was the knowledge that Spain dumped Portugal out of the World Cup only a few months ago in South Africa in a match that C-Ron and co failed to turn up in.
With somewhat of a redemption on offer Cristiano Ronaldo turned on the afterburners during the first half. The world’s most expensive footballer collected possession in the inside left channel and immediately rocked Gerard Pique back on his heels as he darted down the line. And then came the touch inside, Pique went flying having swallowed the misdirection, and Ronaldo had a sight on goal.
And then came Manchester United’s greedy Luis Nani.