The Chilean midfielder had some harsh words for his upcoming opponent in the Confederations Cup semifinals.Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. June 27, 2017.
Portugal and Chile will face-off in the semifinals of Confederations Cup in Russia. And Arturo Vidal attacked Cristiano Ronaldo before their direct duel.
Vidal is most probably still upset about the last direct meeting between the two, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals for Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals to knock Bayern out of the competition. During that match, Vidal was very easily granted a second yellow card, for a non-existent foul, and was wrongfully sent off.Kane: Spurs out of excuses after shock Carabao Cup exit Andrew Smyth – Harry Kane concedes that Tottenham only have themselves to blame following a shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United.
“Ronaldo is a smart-ass. For me, he doesn’t exist. I already told Joshua Kimmich that we will meet again in the final”, Vidal said.
After being sent off at the end of the 90 minutes in the return leg of the quarter finals of Champions League between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Arturo Vidal unleashed at the address of Victor Kassai, who was the referee of the game. During the same match, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals from off-side positions.
“When Real Madrid started to be scared, the referee started his show. Such a theft cannot happen in the Champions League! I felt this very much and started to wonder a bit”, Vidal said at the time, after the match.