Sulking Cristiano Ronaldo ‘refused to swap shirts with keeper’ after having penalty saved – despite earlier promise – The Sun

FORMER Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo once refused to swap shirts with him after saving his penalty during a clash in January 2019.

The 42-year-old – who is now retired and working as an agent – insisted that the Portuguese marksman initially promised him his jersey.

But after he became the first person to deny Ronaldo from 12 yards out during his time with the Old Lady, the striker became angry and shunned him at the full-time whistle.

Juventus still ran out 3-0 winners that day in Turin, but Ronaldo failed to get on the score sheet.

Speaking to Italian news outlet Sky Sport about the incident, Sorrentino revealed that he eventually swapped shirts with Argentina international Paulo Dybala.

He recalled: "We agreed to exchange our shirts, but after missing the penalty he was very angry.

"It had never happened to him in Italy.

"In the changing room tunnel we met, he gave me a handshake and congratulated me, but he had a bad face, and he didn't give me his shirt.



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“In the end I took Dybala's. It went well anyway."

Ronaldo, 37, missed five penalties during his three-year spell at Juventus, while he banged in 29 from the spot.

And his role as penalty-taker-in-chief has been the topic of debate after his return to Manchester United this season.

He was handed the job after Portugal team-mate Bruno Fernandes fluffed one against Aston Villa.

But his technique came under the spotlight after he blasted wide in the FA Cup defeat by Middlesbrough.

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