Cristiano Ronaldo was the centre of consideration throughout Al Nassr’s 1-0 loss to Al Ittihad of their Saudi Professional League title showdown.
Al Nassr seemed to be holding on to say a 0-0 draw on the residence of their title rivals, however a late purpose from Romarinho noticed Al Ittihad – managed by former Tottenham and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo – take the factors to usurp them on the prime of the desk.
Ronaldo has scored eight objectives in seven Saudi Professional League video games since making his transfer to the Center East this winter, and whereas clips of his objectives have gone viral, so has his response to Thursday’s defeat.
After beat Al Nassr, Al Ittihad uploaded a video to Twitter of their star ahead getting tackled alongside a caption of “The place is Ronaldo?”.
However Ronaldo was the topic of taunts even through the match. A crowd of over 57,000 was current at King Abdullah Sports activities Metropolis to cheer on Al Ittihad, with movies exhibiting followers chanting the identify of Lionel Messi to Ronaldo’s displeasure.
At full-time, Ronaldo stormed off the pitch in anger and disappointing, booting a water bottle on the touchline and throwing down the captain’s armband on his approach again to the dressing room.
This was the second sport in a row during which Ronaldo has failed to attain for Al Nassr, who now face an uphill battle to win the Saudi Professional League with 5 video games remaining.