'Ronaldo a cheat, wanted to reap where he did not sow' - Fans blast Portugal star after Fernandes' goal
Cristiano Ronaldo has come under heavy criticism from fans after he allegedly claimed Bruno Fernandes' opener for Portugal in the 2-0 World Cup victory against Uruguay on Monday night.
The 28-year-old Fernandes curled in a cross from the left that probably passed over the head of a jumping Ronaldo, and the ball rolled into the net for Selecao's opener at Lusail Stadium.
After the goal was first given to Ronaldo, it was later credited to Fernandes who then also scored a second from the penalty spot.
During Portugal's opener against Ghana, Ronaldo was accused by fans for diving to win a penalty which he converted in the 3-2 victory.
Ronaldo's actions against Uruguay have sparked debate on social media with a section of African fans accusing the former Manchester United forward of trying to "steal" the goal.