The Night When "Unfit" Ronaldo Single Handed Destroyed Argentina With Unforgettable Penalty Hattrick
Ronaldo won and converted a hat-trick of penalties to give Brazil a 3-1 victory over Argentina in World Cup 2006 qualifiersFacebook page here: ◄ https://www.facebook.com/Beeko99.Ronaldo.Aka.IlFenomeno ►Disclaimer, i bought all the matches and made the video all by myself including this one.Remarkable evening for Ronaldo, as he won and scored a trio of penalties.The 27-year-old was, by then, carrying a few extra pounds as a result of a thyroid condition for which he was unable to take medication due to FIFA’s list of banned substances.But he was still quicker than most on the field. His touch, movement, technique and ruthlessness in front of goal were as sharp as ever.Argentina simply couldn’t handle Ronaldo (or Ronaldinho, as he was still known locally at the time), as he repeatedly slalomed through their backline.He got all the three penalties by himself and scored four goals out of itRonaldo took the penalty himself and sent his kick low to Pablo Cavallero's left only for it to be disallowed because his team mates were inside the area. For the retake, he converted an almost identical effort.And it was another of his trademark runs that brought Brazil’s second. Picking up the ball just inside his own half, he burst past one and skipped around a second before a desperate tackle from Javier Mascherano saw Ruiz point to the spot once again.Cavallero went one way, the ball went the other and Brazil were 2-0 up with less than 25 minutes remaining. Juan Pablo Sorin, something of a local hero himself after a couple of years with Cruzeiro, pulled one back, but three minutes into stoppage time, Ronaldo completed a remarkable hat-trick.Latching onto a wonderful-spotted, if slightly over-hit, through-ball from the majestic Alex de Souza, this time Ronaldo beat Cavallero himself to the ball before being hauled down.At the fourth time of asking, Cavallero did go the right way, but Ronaldo’s kick was too close to the centre and the Argentine dived past it.The victory saw Brazil knock Argentina off top slot ahead of a first-place finish that would confirm their presence in Germany"Ronaldo was the determining player in the game, I have nothing to object to in the refereeing," said Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa, whose players surrounded Colombian referee Oscar Ruiz to protest at the end.Brazil: Dida; Cafu, Juan, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlos; Edmilson, Juninho Pernambucano (Julio Baptista, 75), Ze Roberto, Kaka (Alex, 75); Ronaldo, Luis FabianoArgentina: Pablo Cavallero; Facundo Quiroga, Walter Samuel, Gabriel Heinze; Javier Zanetti, Javier Mascherano, Luis Gonzalez (Pablo Aimar, 61), Juan Pablo Sorin; Cesar Delgado (Mauro Rosales, 36, replaced by Javier Saviola, 61), Hernan Crespo, Cristian Gonzalez.