New Delhi: Real Madrid’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, while playing against Deportivo on Sunday, suffered a facial injury which left the Portuguese bleeding severely on the field. However, what raised many eyebrows was Ronaldo’s obsession with his image as after suffering the injury, the Portuguese forward was seen examining his face on the mobile phone of a Los Blancos doctor. Also Read - 'I Am Back' - Gareth Bale Returns to Tottenham Hotspur on Season-Long Loan Deal From Real Madrid
Ronaldo scored a brace and assisted one to help hosts Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 7-1. However, the 32-year old suffered a facial injury while scoring his second goal as opposing defender Fabian Schar kicked Ronaldo in the face in the 84th minute of the game. Also Read - Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo Wins IFFHS World's Best International Top-Scorer Trophy
The forward was left with his entire face drenched in blood and required medical help on the pitch immediately after scoring. However, as soon as team’s physio entered the field to assess the injury, Ronaldo took control and asked one of the medical staff if he could use his phone and was seen using the mobile’s screen to examine his face. The incident caught the attention of many football fans around the globe and they expressed their opinions on micro-blogging site Twitter. Also Read - Lionel Messi to Miss El Classico vs Real Madrid in LaLiga Due to FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Ronaldo was eventually helped off the field by a medic, while Real Madrid saw out the final minutes at the Bernabeu in complete control despite being reduced temporarily to 10 men. The 2017 Ballon d’Or winner is also going through a rough patch as he began this season with a five-game suspension for taking his shirt off, diving, then shoving a referee. Ronaldo has also found it difficult to score in the La Liga this season, having found the back of the net for only six times till now.