Many football fans around the world hold the belief that scoring from the penalty spot requires relatively less skill and expertise compared to open-play goals. As a result, they tend to place more value on goals scored during regular play than on penalties. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored over 140 penalty goals, surpassing other prolific goal-scorers like Lionel Messi.
This has led to some fans affectionately or mockingly referring to him as ‘Penaldo’ due to the perception that he accumulates goals mainly from penalties. The use of this nickname has persisted for quite some time, leading to Ronaldo’s sister coming to his defense on social media in a clapback at his unrelenting critics.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Fumes subtly mocks CR7 haters
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has consistently faced criticism throughout his career, has been in exceptional form for Al Nassr recently, regularly scoring goals. Some critics have accused him of accumulating goals by taking all the penalties, but his recent performance appears to have silenced his detractors. Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, seized the moment to defend him and criticize his critics on her social media.
The 5-time Ballon d’Or recipient has a good relationship with her sister. Hence, it is not surprising that she was quick to defend Ronaldo on social media, trying to hush his unrelenting critics.
Katia Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, used her Instagram account to share her brother’s goals in the AFC Champions League and take a dig at his critics. In one of her posts, she wrote, “Come on, boy. Ooo, Penaldo scoring from the penalty spot again. I’m not saying anything; I just watch.” This statement was directed at fans who have criticized Ronaldo for his penalty goals.
Due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliance, Al Nassr was able to secure a 4-3 win, topping their league table. The team has been performing exceptionally well in various competitions and is considered one of the leading contenders to win the AFC Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s excellent performance helped Al Nassr win
Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Al Nassr, played a pivotal role for his team in their recent victory against Al-Duhail. He scored two goals to lead his team to a hard-fought win. Ronaldo’s exceptional performances have extended beyond the AFC Champions League, with the former Manchester United star scoring 11 goals in the domestic league.
It was indeed a competitive match between Al Nassr and Al Duhail. Al Nassr had originally gone up by three goals to nothing. Nevertheless, Al-Duhail was determined to make a comeback and managed to score two quick goals in the 63rd and 67th minutes to narrow the deficit.
Cristiano Ronaldo effectively sealed the victory and denied any potential comeback by Duhail when he scored once more in the 81st minute, increasing his team’s lead. Duhail’s Olunga managed to score in the 85th minute, bringing his team within reach of an equalizer. However, it was too late for his side, and they couldn’t find the equalizing goal before the final whistle.