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Cristiano Ronaldo hit in the head by a lighter thrown from the stands

Brooks Peck
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Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties in the first 16 minutes of Real Madrid's Copa del Rey semifinal against Atletico Madrid, extending their aggregate lead to 5-0. As the two sides walked off the pitch for halftime, Ronaldo was chatting with teammate Sergio Ramos when a lighter came flying from the stands and hit him right in the head. Stunned by the impact, Ronaldo went down while Ramos was still laughing at whatever they were talking about before the attack.

Though his two goals were surely enough to draw the ire of the crowd at the Vicente Calderon, the lighter to his head might have also been revenge for Ronaldo's mid-air collision with Javi Manquillo in the 44th minute. Manquillo landed on his neck as a result and was substituted at halftime before being taken to a hospital. Ronaldo was shown a yellow card for the incident. Have a look...

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