By Chris Wright
That looks quite painful there, Cristiano lad.
After the game, Ronaldo (who had to have stitches in the wound after the game if Marcelo is to be believed) was seething with the official in charge, Norway’s Svein Moen, telling the Madrid website:
“I hope we never have this referee again, he was shameful. People talk of fair-play, of protecting good players, but I never get any of that. I don’t understand a thing.
“I’m sad because I hear referees saying they will protect skilful players, but while some are untouchable it seems I can be mauled.
“I think it’s because I’m rich, handsome and a great player. They envy me – there’s no other explanation.”
There’s one other explanation I can think of.