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Al-Nassr: A challenging evening for Cristiano Ronaldo
Al-Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, defeated Abha 3-1 on Tuesday in the King’s Cup.
Yet, the Portuguese forward had a terrible evening as he went without a goal, was issued a yellow card, and was replaced for the first time since moving to Saudi Arabia.
For the third game in a row, Ronaldo could not score, and he has yet to do so at Al-Nassr Stadium.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘goal drought’ on the night to forget continues as the Al Nassr great tweets about it.
The former Manchester United striker, who signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al-Nassr in January for a reported fee of about 200 million euros ($214.71 million). Had contributed to 10 straight goals, scoring eight and providing two assists before going scoreless in the last two league games.
Al-Nassr held a 2-0 lead in the quarterfinal match on Tuesday when Ronaldo had a chance to launch a counterattack, but Latvian referee Andris Treimanis stopped the first half.
Ronaldo snatched the ball aggressively and swung it away, which caused the official to show him a yellow card.
The league’s leading scorer, Anderson Talisca, came off the bench to replace Ronaldo in the 87th minute after Al-third Nassr’s goal in the second half.
Last Thursday’s game wasn’t the best for Ronaldo, who kicked water bottles away before leaving the field after losing 1-0 to rivals Al-Ittihad. See More
According to Rudi Garcia, coach of Al-Nassr, “Ronaldo’s presence provides the rival teams an incentive to play the game of their life against him,” local media said.
Did not witness Ronaldo’s renowned celebration at Al-Nassr Stadium, but Michael Delgado of Al-Hilal did so during their 3-1 victory over Al-Fateh in a King’s Cup match.
Despite earning his first caution in Saudi Arabia, Cristiano Ronaldo leads Al-Nassr to the Champions Cup semifinals.
After defeating Abha 3-1, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Saudi squad Al Nassr advanced to the Champions Cup semifinals.
Moreover, the Portuguese player received his first caution since joining the Saudi coalition.
The King Cup of Champions, Saudi Arabia’s main domestic cup competition, was a quarterfinal matchup with Abha.
Sami Al Naji, a midfielder, scored for Ronaldo’s team in the opening minute, giving them a good lead.
Twenty minutes later, Abdullah Al Khaibari scored the team’s second goal, extending the advantage.
Mohamed Maran’s third goal for Al Nassr in the 49th minute ended the contest.
After their attacker Abdulfattah Adam Ahmad Mohammed scored in the 69th minute, Ahba got one back.
Al Nassr won the match 3-1, moving on to the next round of the cup competition.
Replaced Ronaldo in the 87th minute after failing to contribute to any goals.
Issued Cristiano Ronaldo’s first caution for what reason?
Also, it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game in the nation in which he received a caution.
The referee blew the halftime whistle in the first half’s final seconds as Ronaldo launched a counterattack following an opposite corner.
Ronaldo, a superstar known for never giving up, was incensed by the official’s decision.
Ronaldo grabbed the ball and kicked it into the air with rage.
As soon as the official booked him, Ronaldo received his first caution. Ronaldo persisted in whining even after the referee stopped acting.
What is ahead for Al-Nassr and Ronaldo?
In the semifinals, they will play Al Wehda, who Cristiano Ronaldo has previously scored a goal against.
Al Wehda won 2-1 over Al Batin to go to the semifinals. Al Ittihad will play the winner of the match between Al Hilal and Al Fateh in the other semifinal game.
Al-Nassr trails league leaders Al Ittihad by one point in the Saudi Pro League.
Last Thursday, they suffered a 1-0 loss to their formidable rivals, with Ronaldo failing to create scoring opportunities.
In the Saudi Super Cup semifinal, which was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first match after arriving in the nation, Al Ittihad also defeated Al Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United in November and joined Al-Nassr in January.
He received a contract that would have made him the highest-paid player in the world. Cristiano made an outstanding debut in the Saudi Pro League, scoring eight goals, including two hat tricks.
He was named player of the month with eight goals and two assists during February.
When they host Abha on Saturday, Ronaldo and Al-Nassr will compete against them again in the Saudi Pro League.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner, Georgina Rodriguez, is ecstatic as the star accepts an honor.
After her lover Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been on a tear since he joined Al-Nassr Football Club, won an honor, Argentine model Georgina Rodriguez is ecstatic.
On her Instagram story, the Spanish influencer revealed his accomplishment. Rodriguez’s enthusiasm was captured by the heart emoticons that covered the photo of Ronaldo holding the trophy.
Ronaldo was named the Saudi Pro League’s Player of the Month in February.
He hoped this would be the first of many awards and expressed his “pride” at playing for Al-Nassr.
The 38-year-old footballer tweeted: “Happily winning the February Roshn Saudi League Player of the Month award.
The first, hopefully, of many! Proud to be a member of this group.
His first individual honor with the Saudi League team was this one.
The attacker significantly impacts his new team, now in first place in the rankings with 46 points. Followed by Al Ittihad, who is in second place with 44 points.
The Portuguese superstar eventually settled in at his new club in February after a sluggish start in January. Recording two assists in addition to eight goals.
Al- Nassr’s position at the league’s top has been solidified thanks to Ronaldo’s efforts.
The monthly prize for an individual, which had previously gone to Salem Al-Dawsari of Al-Hilal, was given to him for his efforts.
In the 0-4 victory for his team at Al Wehda in February, in which he scored all four goals, he also celebrated scoring his 500th career goal.
After providing his first two assists for his new team in a 2-1 victory against Al-Taawoun. The international footballer finished the month with a hat-trick in 0-3 Al-Nassr’s win away to Damac on Saturday.