Everyone is losing the plot over Cristiano Ronaldo's 'crazy' penalty technique

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The penalty was Ronaldo's 100th goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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But not BT Sport pundit Ferdinand, who claimed he saw the Portuguese do it all the time during training when the pair were at Manchester United.

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Slow-motion replays showed that, rather than touching it with his standing foot, Ronaldo had disturbed the turf under the ball, making it move and effectively volleying it at Areola.

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He told BT Sport, "He used to do that in training, you know".

"I swear to you, insane but he used to do it".

Madrid's match at Real Betis on Sunday is the first of three Spanish league games in a span of seven days.

However, former referee Graham Poll has revealed that it should not have stood as the ball is not allowed to be in motion when a penalty is struck.

The Portugal global plants his left foot as close to the ball as possible making it lift off the ground slightly before striking the ball sweetly with his right foot.

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