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Football: Ronaldo hit by lighter thrown by Atletico fans

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:05 AM
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scores the team's second goal from the penalty spot against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish King's Cup semi-final second leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Feb 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was hit on the head by a lighter thrown from the crowd as the players headed for the dressing rooms at half-time in Real's Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg away to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Ronaldo all but sealed Los Blancos' place in the final with two early penalties to leave Cup holders Atletico trailing 5-0 on aggregate.

The Portuguese star was then booked just before the break after clashing with 19-year-old Atletico right-back Manquillo.

And as he walked off the pitch moments later Ronaldo was struck by a yellow lighter that appeared to have been thrown from a section of the Atletico support.

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