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Ronaldo BANNED after removing shirt to celebrate record goal as ref apologises

CRISTIANO RONALDO will be BANNED for Portugal’s next World Cup qualifier after receiving a yellow card for taking off his shirt.

The incredible scene occurred as Ronnie celebrated two late strikes to beat the Republic of Ireland and break Ali Daei’s historic goal record.

Cristiano Ronaldo is suspended for Portugal after picking up a yellow card for removing his shirt while celebrating his late winner
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Ronaldo became the all-time international record top goalscorer after scoring his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal
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Both goals came in the dying minutes as Ronaldo turned the game on its head
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The late brace secured Portugal a stunning comeback win over Ireland
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It even prompted the referee to APOLOGISE as he dished out the booking.

And Ronaldo, 36, will now miss Tuesday’s trip to Azerbaijan after the yellow card resulted in a one-match suspension.

He is still expected to feature in Saturday’s friendly against Qatar, however.

But the new Manchester United signing won’t mind too much, having missed a penalty earlier in the game before netting his 110th and 11th international goals.

An 89th-minute Goncalo Guedes cross was headed home by Ronaldo to break Iran legend Daei’s 109-goal record.

And that was not enough for the insatiable striker, who popped up with virtually last kick of the game to grab the winner.Joao Mario provided the ball in and once again Ronaldo guided his header into the net.

The superstar whipped off his shirt in trademark fashion as Estadio Algarve wildly celebrated Portugal’s favourite son.

However, Ronnie’s behaviour was not overlooked by Slovenian referee Matej Jug.

After allowing Ronaldo and his Portugal team-mates to celebrate their winner, he approached sheepishly before branding the booking.

Jug then shrugged and appeared to apologise as Ronaldo soaked up the applause.

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