Cristiano Ronaldo refused to swap shirts ‘because he hadn’t scored’

Ferencvaros defender Marcel Heister reckons Cristiano Ronaldo refused to swap shirts with him because the Juventus star hadn't scored during their Champions League clash.

The two sides meet in Turin on Tuesday night after Juventus beat Ferencvaros 4-1 in Hungary earlier this month.

Ronaldo was not on the scoresheet, and looked frustrated as he struggled to have an impact on the game having only just returned from a coronavirus lay-off.

Heister claimed the 35-year-old refused to swap shirts with him after the game – and thought it was either because he hadn't found the net, or because he'd been tackled when he tried to beat the defender with a dribble.

"He seemed to me to be a bit p***ed off and angry," Heister told Goal about the exchange.

"He just waved off disparagingly when asked about [swapping] his shirt.

"Maybe it’s because he didn’t score a goal against us. Or maybe because I took the ball from him when he tried to dribble.

"There was a photograph of it, I posted it on Instagram. It was the most beautiful experience of my life!

It is of course possible that former Real Madrid and Manchester United star Ronaldo simply didn't want to swap shirts due to the current rules and regulations around coronavirus.

A brace from Alvaro Morata put Juve 2-0 up after an hour against Ferencvaros earlier this month, before two dreadful errors from home goalkeeper Denes Dibusz contributed to a strike from Paulo Dybala and an own goal from defender Lasha Dvali.

Ferencvaros grabbed a consolation through substitute Franck Boli late on.

The two sides meet again at 8pm on Tuesday night, with Dynamo Kiev hosting Barcelona in the other Group G game.

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