Ronaldo gets 23-month prison sentence after penalty miss

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday accepted a 23-month suspended prison sentence, to settle his tax fraud case.

This is coming after Ronaldo missed a second-half penalty kick during his side’s 3-0 victory over Chievo in the Serie A encounter on Monday night. It was the 25th penalty miss of his career.

Ronaldo was convicted of evading payment of tax on image rights worth over £12million during his time at Real Madrid between 2011 and 2014.

Metro UK reports that Ronaldo pleaded guilty to avoid any jail time and is expected to pay around £16.5million to the court.

Ronaldo arrived at the courthouse through the main entrance with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez.

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The Portuguese captain was denied special treatment by the judge, having requested to appear by video or enter the building by car.

The 33-year-old acknowledged his guilt and left court within a matter of minutes.

Ronaldo will hope to lead Juventus to victory when they tackle Lazio on Sunday.

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