?Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the reason why he refused to celebrate after scoring an equaliser against Barcelona in Sunday’s Clasico.
The Portuguese superstar looked unusually sombre after he scored in the 14th minute to cancel out Luis Suarez’s opening goal – a surprising reaction to scoring against Madrid’s hated rivals.
It turns out that Ronaldo’s lack of celebration was due to the ill health of his former manager and mentor Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United legend was admitted to hospital last week with a brain haemorrhage.?
Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t celebrate his goal vs Barcelona in the El Clasico game, because Sir Alex Ferguson was in hospital. This man is often called arrogant by media, but they never acknowledge the person he is outside of football. Hope CR7’s football father recovers soon. ? pic.twitter.com/kS2o2iym9i
— DANNY?L (@DannyelRMCF) May 7, 2018
Despite Ronaldo’s muted celebration, Sunday’s Clasico was no less fierce than usual, with Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto shown a straight red card before half time with the score at 1-1.
Real Madrid face Liverpool in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.