Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas in 2009 . The 36-year-old has always denied any wrong-doing in the United States .
Prosecutors opted not to bring a criminal case against Ronaldo in 2019, saying the case could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt .
Magistrate judge Daniel Albregts says, evidence based on leaked communications from Ronaldo’s legal team should not have been used in the case .
A separate judge has reviewed the case before a final decision is made . The judge says if the court does not grant case-terminating sanctions, the case could have “far-reaching, dangerous consequences”
The lawyers of the women have said he was not legally competent when he reached a non-disclosure settlement with Ronaldo over the claims in 2010 .
Lawyers for the woman involved did not respond to a request for comment . Ronaldo’s lawyers Peter Christiansen say they are ‘pleased’ with the recommendation .