Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was targeted by a laser during the goalless King's Cup draw away to third-tier side Murcia, in the latest in a string of similar incidents, Spanish media reported today.

The green laser was pointed at the 25-year-old's face at the Nueva Condomina stadium on Tuesday night during the 72nd minute of the match just as he was lining up to take a free kick, sports daily Marca reported.

The newspaper published pictures of the Portuguese international taken during the match with showed a green glow from the laser on his forehead as well as on his cheek.

The guilty fan was able to avoid being caught by stadium officials, the newspaper said.

Ronaldo has been targeted by lasers at other stadiums in the past as well, including Barcelona's Nou Camp, Marseille's Velodrome and Lyon's Gerland.

In March 2008 European football's governing body UEFA fined Lyon 5,000 Swiss francs (3,675 euros) after the French club's supporters used a laser on Ronaldo during a Champions League clash with Manchester United, his club at the time.

Television pictures showed Ronaldo being targeted by a green light both before and during the first knockout round tie at Lyon on February 20.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with United going on to reach the quarter-finals after winning the second leg 1-0.

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