- Cristiano Ronaldo scolded the flight attendant during a warm-up before Manchester United’s match on Tuesday.
- During firing practice before the Champions League draw, the star’s wayward shot knocked the steward off his feet.
- Ronaldo approached her to check on her and later presented her with his T-shirt as an apology.
Cristiano Ronaldo accidentally knocked out a flight attendant during a warm-up before Manchester United vs. Young Boys and then gave her his shirt as an apology.
The 36-year-old struck a powerful kick right outside the gate that hit a steward as he warmed up for Tuesday’s Champions League match in Switzerland.
The unsuspecting steward fell to the ground after hitting the ball and had to seek medical attention.
As she lay on the floor surrounded by medics, Ronaldo jumped over the side barrier of the field to check if she was okay and apologize for his wayward throw.
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At the end of the match, the United striker handed the steward his soccer jersey, in which she proudly posed.
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Although his throw was not up to par in the warm-up, it took Ronaldo only 13 minutes to find the net and get United ahead when he parried Bruno Fernandez’s accurate cross.
The goal was his third goal in just two games since his sensational return to Old Trafford in August, when he scored twice 4-1 over Newcastle United over the weekend.
However, after the removal of Aaron Wan-Bissak, 10 minutes before the break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team could not keep the lead.
Moomin Ngamaleu equalized for the hosts just an hour before United’s Jesse Lingard presented the winner Theozon Sibatcheu in stoppage time, making an inappropriate pass back to goalkeeper David de Gea.
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Reacting to the defeat, Solskjaer said: “It looked like a well deserved and good point in a tough game.
“When you score the first goal, you think you have a great chance, that’s enough to win the game, but unfortunately, sending off will always make a difference.”
Of Lingard’s mistake, he added: “It happens in the game. This is football. Ups and downs. You have important moments, you have moments that go for you and against you.
“He can handle it, and we can handle it.”