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Cristiano Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia

27 March 2019

"I'm not anxious, because I know perfectly my body", Ronaldo said following Monday's draw.

Ronaldo was rested two weeks ago when the Italian champions suffered their first league defeat this season, 2-0 against Genoa in their last game before the worldwide break.

The last time Ronaldo was forced off the pitch for the national side, Portugal won their first global tournament, the UEFA Euro Championship in France in 2016.

Ronaldo, who walked off the pitch on his own, had been playing with a bloody gauze in his nose. "I believe that in no more than two weeks I'll be fine", Ronaldo told reporters. However, shortly after Ronaldo's removal, Portugal were able to tie the match through a goal from Danilo Pereira. It happens, it's football.

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He added: "I want to be in national team in the next matches".

But Portugal were controversially denied a penalty against Serbia despite the referee having pointed to the spot - with a chat with his assistant leading him to reverse the decision.

"I know my body and in two weeks' time I'll be ready to play again", he stressed.

Speaking later he said: "We played quite well and created lots of chances".

The current European champions have had an unappealing start to their 2020 European Championship qualifying campaign.

"We saw it and we had no doubts, neither he nor I, and then he apologised", Santos said.

Cristiano Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia