CRISTIANO RONALDO will be BANNED for Portugal’s next World Cup qualifier after receiving a yellow card for taking off his shirt.
The incredible scene occurred as Ronnie celebrated two late strikes to beat the Republic of Ireland and break Ali Daei’s historic goal record.
Cristiano Ronaldo is suspended for Portugal after picking up a yellow card for removing his shirt while celebrating[/caption]
It even prompted the referee to APOLOGISE as he dished out the booking.
And Ronaldo, 36, will now miss Tuesday’s trip to Azerbaijan after the yellow card resulted in a one-match suspension.
Although he is still expected to feature in Saturday’s friendly against Qatar.
An 89th-minute Goncalo Guedes cross was headed home by Ronaldo to break Iran legend Daei’s 109-goal record.
And that was not enough for the insatiable striker, who popped up with virtually last kick of the game to grab the winner.
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Joao Mario provided the ball in and once again Ronaldo guided his header into the net.
The superstar whipped off his shirt in trademark fashion as Estadio Algarve wildly celebrated Portugal’s favourite son.
However, Ronnie’s behaviour was not overlooked by Slovenian referee Matej Jug.
After allowing Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates to celebrate their winner, he approached sheepishly before branding the booking.
Jug then shrugged and appeared to apologise as Ronaldo soaked up the applause.
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But the Red Devil did not even seem to notice as he expressed his joy at breaking yet another record.
Ronaldo told RTE: “I’m so happy, not only because I beat the record, but for the special moment that we had.”
Two goals at the end of the game. I have to appreciate what the team did, we believed until the end. I’m so glad.”
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