Twitter users remain at loggerheads over the way Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score his 100th Champions League goal for Real Madrid.
During the penalty performed by Ronaldo against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the ball appeared to pop up before he struck it.
Some were quick to claim that Ronaldo used black magic to make the ball move in the air and score the goal which equalized Real Madrid's encounter with PSG and added to Real's 3-1 victory.
Couldn’t sleep kept thinking of that Ronaldo penalty how did he do it— Arif🕸 (@Matalogy) 15 февраля 2018 г.
Anyone else realise that before ronaldo kicked the ball and when his left leg stomps the field, the ball actually bounced a little to give him pretty nice volley for the penalty? pic.twitter.com/oJ8TmfGTmx— Antoine Friezmann (@firdauskoh) 15 февраля 2018 г.
I reckon that penalty was a double touch and should have been disallowed. #Ronaldo— michael owen (@themichaelowen) 14 февраля 2018 г.
Ronaldo: the main man for the big moments. What a penalty.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) 14 февраля 2018 г.
Ronaldo used black magic to make the ball levitate so he could volley the penalty. Biggest winner in the history of the sport pic.twitter.com/ATLzhP8rTl— tag (@mxdric) 14 февраля 2018 г.
Wow!!! Just watch this Cristiano #Ronaldo penalty kick.. Supernatural powers. The penalty he took, The ball Bounced up before he kicked it.— Football Addict (@FootballAdictt) 15 февраля 2018 г.
Is it really possible?#CR7 #RMPSG #RealMadrid#RealMadridPSG #UCL pic.twitter.com/u8Jk8X4rX1
Others called for just admiring the fantastic goal without speculation on how it was scored.
Yh but ronaldo did a levitating penalty that’s cool— Yuyu (@Yuyulee10) 15 февраля 2018 г.
I don't understand why people are always very bitter when Ronaldo scores a penalty.— WOLE OJO 🇳 🇬 (@SirWoley) 14 февраля 2018 г.
A goal is a goal.
Complain about Ronaldo "stat-padding" all you want. Fact is, he scored a penalty where others would've missed, he constantly pressed where others would've walked, and he scored a deflection to nearly put the tie to bed where others would've missed the target.— Breaking The Lines (@BTLvid) 14 февраля 2018 г.
To everyone complaining about Ronaldo scoring a penalty — I want you to think about the pressure to take the penalty in such an immense game.— N (@Baleinho) 15 февраля 2018 г.
Ronaldo manages to stay cool and score a perfect penalty, whereas everyone who’s complaining about it, would collapse under that pressure. pic.twitter.com/89RAZPlBgk
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has, meanwhile, insisted that Ronaldo used a special technique that he practiced during training.
"He used to mess about in training and do it but to do it in a game, I’m not saying he means it, but he used to do it. I swear to you, crazy but he used to do it," Ferdinand told BT Sport.