Video: Cristiano Ronaldo violently kicked out at a defender last night
Cristiano Ronaldo was very lucky not to receive some harsh punishment for this petulant behaviour last night
Portugal saw their hopes of qualifying automatically for the World Cup in 2014 last night go down the drain with a 1-1 draw against Israel, but the story of the night could have been a red card for Ronaldo.
Somehow, the referee saw it fit not to punish Ronaldo for this kick at the defender who was marking him, despite the fact that it happened right in front of him. Had he connected, it would have been a pretty powerful one, as Ronaldo really put everything behind it.
Hat-tip to 101GreatGoals.com for the video.