Cristiano Ronaldo escaped punishment for kicking players on five occasions this season

Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to find any sort of rhythm in Real Madrid’s 1-1 win at Real Betis, but the Portugal captain caught the headlines again for all the wrong reasons after appearing to deliberately kick Betis defender Molinero.

Real Betis came out to play an aggressive game and they did so in the first half and most of the Madrid players were at the receiving end of some aggressive tackling.

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A frustrated Ronaldo appeared to have swung in foot at Molinero during the second half of the match in which Madrid were lucky to come out with a 1-1draw at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Ronaldo is not having one of his best season at Real Madrid so far and this is the fifth of such incident in a span of three months caught on camera in which the start striker went unpunished.

In the last week at Santiago Bernebeu against Sporting Gijon he was accused of deliberately kicking midfielder Nacho Cases and escaped without receiving a card.

Ronaldo then commented that the incident was instinctive and went on to claim: “If I kicked him on purpose he would not have got up. I shouldn’t have done it.”

The striker who seems to get frustrated so easily these days has also escaped a punishment for an elbow on Dani Alves in their humiliating loss against Barcelona in November.

There are also similar offenses caught on camera when Ronaldo took out his frustration against David Simon of Las Palmas and Grzegorz Krychowiak of Sevilla recently.