Cristiano Ronaldo perfectly legitimate goal was disallowed in stoppage as Serbia fought back from two goals down to hold Portugal to a stunning 2-2 draw in Belgrade on matchday two of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Portugal took an early lead through Diogo Jota brace, but later let a two-goal lead slip as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fillip Kostic canceled out the goals.
The visitor launched a late attack and Ronaldo thought he had scored a dramatic winner when stabbing a shot beyond Serbia goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner set off in celebration, at the moment the ball was hooked clear by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic.
Ronaldo was convinced the ball had crossed the line, and TV replays appeared to back up that assessment, but the referee’s assistant did not give the goal.
After continuing his protests, Ronaldo was cautioned by referee Danny Makkelie, and shortly afterwards he stormed off the pitch – leaving his armband behind.