Welsh midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, has apologised to his Juventus team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, for allegedly stealing a goal during a UEFA Champions League tie with Russian club, Lokomotiv Moscow.
The former Arsenal midfielder was recorded as the goalscorer for the crucial opener after series of reviews by the VAR.
Cristiano had taken a free-kick which was stopped by Locomotiv Moscow goalkeeper, Guilherme. The ball was just centimetres away from entering into the net completely before Ramsey pounced on the ball and prodded it into the empty net.
Ramsey's touch means he denies Ronaldo another piece of history, as that goal would have made the Portuguese score against a record 34 teams in the UEFA Champions League.
Ramsey knew the ball was heading in any way but decided to make a touch. For this, he blamed his 'instincts', but the goal would have seen the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo, become the first man to score against 34 different teams in the epic European club competition.
When asked bout the goal in an interview with reporters after the 2-1 win for Juve, Ramsey replied: “I thought the keeper was a lot closer to me and had a chance of diving back and maybe clearing it.”
“My instinct took over to make sure that it went over the line. I’ve apologised to Cristiano.”