Cristiano Ronaldo was the center of attention during Al Nasr’s 1-0 defeat to Al Ittihad in their Saudi Pro League title match.
Al Nasr looked set to claim a 0-0 draw at home to their title rivals, but a late goal from Romarinho saw Al Ittihad – managed by former Tottenham and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo – take the points. For captured them. table top.
Ronaldo has scored eight goals in seven Saudi Pro League games since moving to the Middle East this winter, and while clips of his goals have gone viral, so have his reactions to Thursday’s defeat.
After defeating Al Nassr, Al Ittihad uploaded a video on Twitter in which their star forward was asked “Where’s Ronaldo?” Being tackled with the caption of.
But even during the match, Ronaldo remained the target of taunts. With a crowd of over 57,000 present to cheer on Al Ittihad at King Abdullah Sports City, video showed fans chanting Lionel Messi’s name, much to Ronaldo’s displeasure.
At full-time, Ronaldo stormed off the pitch in anger and frustration, booted a water bottle over the touchline and threw down the captain’s armband on his way back to the dressing room.
This was the second game in a row that Ronaldo Has failed to score for Al Nassr, who now face an uphill battle to win the Saudi Pro League with five games remaining.