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“He used to do it in training” – Ex-Man Utd star explains Ronaldo’s bizarre penalty

Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League second round tie at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening.

Adrien Rabiot scored the opening goal for the runaway French Ligue 1 leaders just after the half hour mark in an end-to-end opening.

The Spanish giants created chances of their own and equalised on the stroke of half-time after Toni Kroos won a cheap penalty off the inexperienced Giovani Lo Celso.

Cristiano Ronaldo took the spot kick, smashing the ball into the left corner despite goalkeeper Alphonse Areola diving in the right direction.

However, close up replays showed the ball bouncing ever-so-slightly off the ground and Ronaldo volleying the ball into the corner.

When analysing the game with BT Sport, former-Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand explained that the Portuguese star used to practice this technique in training during his time in England.  Ferdinand said:

“He used to that in training.

“He used to mess about in training and do that in training.

“I’m not saying he means to do it there but he did used to do it.

“Yeah, I swear to you, but he did use to do it.”

The second leg between the two giants takes place at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday 6 March.

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