Goal line technology correctly denies Ronaldo vs APOEL

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Cristiano Ronaldo is correctly denied a goal by referee Benoit Bastien

The 32-year-old winger connected well to a Gareth Bale cross with Los Blancos leading 1-0.

After giving his side the lead in the first half, the Real Madrid talisman was on the verge of recording his second goal of the night on the 47th minute. The forward’s strike that grazed the crossbar landed on the goal line and thereby raised quick thoughts among Los Merengues players that it was a right goal.

Ronaldo's ball doesn't cross the goal line.

However, referee Benoit Bastien rapidly reacted and disallowed the striker’s target. According to the French match official, his watch never buzzed.

Confrmation from Ronaldo's goal

Per goal-line technology rules, the full circumference of the ball must cross the line before a goal could be awarded. Great decision by referee Benoit!

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Ivan is a young Ghanaian football journalist. He is a staunch fan of Real Madrid C.F. and sports in general. He discovered his unique admiration of Cristiano Ronaldo during the player's early days at Manchester United. Ivan was captured by the skill and personality of the then young Portuguese lad who showed so much confidence at such a big club. He is also a big fan of Cristiano's antics both on and off the pitch as controversies make this player what he truly is. Ivan usually spends his leisure time reading, watching sports documentaries and ancient story movies. He describes himself as a person who is always ready to learn at any opportunity and likes to have fun as well.

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