Cristiano Ronaldo has announced he will take legal action against a Spanish television program, "categorically" denying accusations he held wild parties before and after the defeat to Primera Division rivals Barcelona.
Reports suggested Ronaldo had thrown a party the night before Saturday's 2-0 defeat to bitter rivals Barcelona which left Madrid three points behind the defending champions at the top of the table.
The former World Player of the Year was also alleged to have thrown another party following the loss at the Bernabeu, while several of his team-mates were apparently present at both events which lasted well into the early hours of the morning.
In a statement Ronaldo said: "It has come to my attention that in the program "Salva-Me" on Spanish television channel Telecinco, there were references made to alleged parties held at my house, one on Friday, the eve of the game against Barcelona, which reportedly lasted until five in the morning, and one on Saturday night itself, interspersed with several comments which were intolerably depreciating to my dignity and my professionalism.
"I categorically refute such accusations, which are completely false and delusional: there is really not even one iota of truth in them.
"With a game the next day, it is more than obvious that I spent Friday night resting and, on Saturday night, my spirit was anything but festive.
"Considering the gravity of the charges, I have instructed my lawyers to, without any reflection, use all legal means to restore the truth of the matter and ensure that those responsible are punished to the fullest extent legally provided."Reuse content