Cristiano Ronaldo lucky to escape red card for petulant kick out v Sporting Gijon (Video)

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged himself today as Real Madrid routed Sporting Gijon 5-1.

But the Portuguese marred his performance with a silly act of petulance, which should have seen him sent off.

After losing out in a simple 50-50 shoulder challenge, Ronaldo wildly kicked out at his Sporting opponent, kicking him in the back of the leg.

Amazingly, not only did Ronaldo escape a red card – he wasn’t even booked.