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DTotD: Cristiano Ronaldo tackled by the turf

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

The pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu momentarily betrayed Cristiano Ronaldo during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals on a 5-2 aggregate score. Ronaldo scored two goals, but the pitch was either unable or unwilling to support his brilliance in this moment, prompting him to respond with physical abuse.

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