Ronaldo redeems himself after poor pass vs Sevilla

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Ronaldo ready to bang in his 12tgh goal of the season from the spot against Sevilla

Cristiano Ronaldo unselfishly denied Real Madrid the lead after deciding to pass to Benzema instead of scoring…

Christmas may be over but that didn’t stop Cristiano Ronaldo from being in the spirit of giving. Madridistas on Twitter were enraged as their marksman decided to let a real goal-scoring opportunity slide.

Unmarked in the box, he chose to set up his BBC counterpart Karim Benzema, instead. Unfortunately, Sevilla defender Adil Rami intercepted the pass and the chance horribly went begging.

This was quite unusual considering the 31-year-old striker has managed to score from difficult angles in previous games. However, Cristiano atoned for his sins a few minutes later. An on-rushing Carvajal was brought down by goalkeeper Sergio Rico just inside the 18-yard box to give away a penalty.

There was a brief moment of controversy as Sevilla players protested the referee’s call, but it was too late since the damage had already been done. As the team’s penalty expert, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner to give Real Madrid a 1:0 lead. The converted spot-kick was the Portuguese forward’s 12th goal of the season and a record 23rd goal against Sevilla in all competitions.

Real Madrid ended up losing the game 2-1. However, Cristiano Ronaldo was not the villain.

And while emblematic skipper Sergio Ramos may regret scoring an own-goal before Jovetic got the winner for the hosts, the fact remains that Real Madrid still lead in La Liga with 40 points. Los Blancos, whose 40-game unbeaten streak has finally come to an end, possess a game in hand over second-placed Sevilla (39) and third-placed Barcelona (38).

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.

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