Footage of Cristiano Ronaldo’s selfless gesture towards Karim Benzema has gone viral after Lionel Messi passed on an opportunity to Griezmann in Getafe win.
Back in 2017-18 campaign, Karim Benzema was having a torrid season. By the end of February he had just 3 league goals, despite making 18 appearances.
Cristiano Ronaldo would step in to encourage strike partner. Los Blancos’ then-captain was on a hat-trick vs Deportivo Alaves when Gareth Bale was brought down in the 89th minute. Ronaldo was the designated penalty-taker.
Instead, the Portuguese passed up the opportunity to net his third and handed the ball over to Benzema.
Most probably wouldn’t remember it otherwise but there’s a catch: on Thursday Lionel Messi did exactly the same thing when Barcelona faced Getafe.
The Barcelon skipper was on a hat-trick but opted to give the ball to Antoine Griezmann for the spot-kick, which was given deep into injury time.
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