The smoke caused by flares from the stands hindered the goalkeeper's vision
To the more than 800 goals that Cristiano Ronaldo has accumulated in his career, you can add one that was unheard of until today. The striker has scored all types of goals, but the one against Al-Ahli borders on the surreal.
At the start of the match and with both fans ready to support their teams full of stars (Mane, Cristiano, Firmino, Veiga, Mahrez, Laporte...), the visibility of a large part of both sides of the stands disappeared due to smoke from flares.
The first minutes of the match were played in this environment. Cristiano's early goal in the fourth minute provided the image of the veteran shooting into smoke where, hidden, the goalkeeper could do little to protect his goal due to the poor visibility.
It was a most unusual sight that is already making waves around the world.Read on marca.com