This Fan Gave Us The First-Person Experience Of Taking A Cristiano Ronaldo Penalty Kick To The Face

Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded a penalty kick. You are sitting a few rows behind the net. This is your chance to capture a memorable moment with your phone, not just an actual goal in a soccer match, but a goal by one of the best players in the world.

But instead of that, you get knocked to the ground when the ball sails way over the net and hits you in the face.

That’s what happened to the woman who was shooting this video. Here is the story of Sarah Arcand, who attended this Real Madrid-Sevilla match, from her YouTube page:

Lucky enough to visit from Canada and see Real Madrid vs Sevilla. Not sure that Cristiano Rinaldo meant to welcome me with a black eye but this Canadian football fan will take the penalty kick to the face as an excellent memory from one of the best. What are the chances :). Wish I coulda kept the ball.

And before you comment, “Oh we’re making fun of someone who was injured,” she apparently enjoyed the heck out of this.

Ronaldo atoned for his miss a few minutes later when he scored into the same net he missed by 10 feet earlier. Real Madrid won 4-0.

(Duncan Fletcher via Twitter)