Cristiano Ronaldo has never been one to welcome being substituted and he wasn’t a happy man after being taken off during Saturday’s draw at Levante.
The Portuguese forward saw his number held aloft by the fourth official with Real leading 2-1 – following Isco’s 81st-minute strike.
As he left the pitch for Marco Asensio, Ronaldo let off a disgruntled grin to show his displeasure before greeting his replacement and giving manager Zinedine Zidane the cold shoulder – which the Real Madrid legend returned to the forward.
Cristiano Ronaldo was left frustrated after being substituted at Levante on Saturday
Ronaldo was subbed off by Zinedine Zidane after 82 minutes with Real Madrid leading 2-1
The 33-year-old confronted a cameraman who focused on him as he sat on the Real bench
Ronaldo shrugs with displeasure as he makes his way to the bench before becoming frustrated by a camera pointed at him.
As he wags his finger at the cameraman, Ronaldo reportedly says: ‘There’s no reason. Watch the game. Aim the camera for the game.’
Ronaldo, who turned 33 on Monday, watched on as he continued his spat with the cameraman while his team-mates went on to concede a late equaliser by the home side, which dealt yet more damage to their domestic hopes.
“No hay razones. Mira el partido. Apunta la cámara para el partido”. La reacción de Cristiano Ronaldo tras ser sustituido en el Ciutat de Valencia. pic.twitter.com/d0FFjo2LBx
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The Real star was replaced by Marco Asensio before giving Zinedine Zidane the cold shoulder
He climbed into the Real dugout after failing to impact the La Liga tie with Levante
Ronaldo waved his finger at the cameraman while telling him to focus on the game
Reports suggested he said: ‘There’s no reason. Watch the game. Aim the camera for the game’
Zidane’s side remained fourth, one point behind Valencia, 10 behind Atletico Madrid and 19 adrift of Barcelona.
Real’s season is slowly falling apart in front of Zidane’s eyes with a crucial Champions League last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain to contest in the coming weeks, while Ronaldo’s position at the club has also come under question.
Reports have suggested Ronaldo could make way for former Barca forward Neymar in the summer with PSG happy to let the Brazilian leave less than one year into his record-breaking contract should he deliver a European title.
Neymar’s arrival will open the door for Ronaldo to depart the Bernabeu nine years after his £80m arrival from Manchester United – with Old Trafford touted as a potential destination for him.
Reports suggest Ronaldo is unsettled – he has been linked with a return to Manchester United