Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo thinks his overhead bicycle goal for Real Madrid against Juventus was wrongly overlooked and he further claims that his goal was the best as compared to Mohammed Salah's goal against Everton that won the FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year award.
The Juventus newboy was nominated for the goal of the year accolade alongside Gareth Bale's stunning bicycle kick against Liverpool in the Champions League final, Mohammed Salah's curling effort against Everton.
But much to everyone's surprise, Mohammed Salah eventually claimed the award at a star-studded ceremony in London, which was followed by Luka Modric claiming the Best Men's Player of the Year award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Interestingly, it was the first time since Brazilian midfield legend Kaka’s triumph in 2007, that had seen a player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi win the award. However, the two arch-rivals who missed the awards ceremony in London were included in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Cristiano Ronaldo addresses being snubbed the FIFA for the awards via a live Q&A with his 142 million Instagram followers. "Salah deserved to win the Puskas award, it was a good goal. But let's be honest, let's not lie to ourselves, my goal was the best," the Portuguese said.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese International has been put in bad light after reports emerging of rape allegations against him.According to German media outlet Der Speigel, an American woman named Kathryn Mayorga has accused the renowned footballer for raping her in a hotel room in Las Vegas back in 2009, and then paid $375,000 for her silence.
However, according to a report in the Telegraph, Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have denied the rape allegations by calling the report 'blatantly illegal'. In the wake of these claims, the Portuguese footballers lawyers will further file a lawsuit against the German news outlet for 'moral damages in an amount corresponding to the gravity of the infringement, which is probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years.'