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This is what it looks like to get drilled in the face with a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty shank

There is an upside and a downside to close-up seats at any sporting event. The upside is that you get best possible perspective on the game. The downside is the game sometimes gets the best possible perspective on your face, at like 60 miles per hour.

So yeah, if you sit directly behind a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty kick, you might get to see a legendary player's deadliest weapon up close, or you might get to FEEL said weapon. It's a matter of inches either way. (Our videographer here is fine, thankfully.)

Here's what that shot looked like from a less painful perspective, by the way.