Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo fuming with anger after Al Nassr defeat by Al Ittihad
Al Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo was fuming with rage after his team suffered a brutal 1-0 defeat to title rivals Al Ittihad in the Saudi League on Thursday.
While all eyes were on the former Manchester United player, he failed to bring his team to victory.
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In videos circulating online, the 38-year-old Portuguese footballer is seen looking frustrated and shaking his head in disappointment as a teammate tries to console him.
Cristiano Ronaldo is angry with the performance of the team.pic.twitter.com/oLP2zyEFkM— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) March 9, 2023
In one video, Ronaldo even kicks a few water bottles before storming off the field and into the tunnel.
🔴 شاهدوا .. غضب كبير جداً من النجم العالمي #كرستيانو_رونالدو بعد الخسارة من #الاتحاد للمرة الثانية#الاتحاد_النصر#النصر_الاتحاد pic.twitter.com/T80sXddLmS— علاء سعيد (@alaa_saeed88) March 9, 2023
The match was the player’s first loss in the Saudi League.
Ronaldo took to Twitter after the game to share a message with his fans, saying “Disappointed with the result, but we stay focused on our season and the games ahead. Thank you Al Nassr fans for your support, we know we can count on you!”
Disappointed with the result, but we stay focused on our season and the games ahead.💪🏼— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 9, 2023
Thank you Al Nassr fans for your support, we know we can count on you!🙌🏼💛💙 pic.twitter.com/9L61mC2Jfn
Al Nassr went head-to-head with Al Ittihad at the King Abdullah Sports Center, where the latter’s striker Romarinho scored the decisive goal just 10 minutes before the final whistle.
The win was Al Ittihad’s ninth in their past 10 matches, bringing them to the top in the championship so far. Nine-time league champions Al Nassr will go on to play at the King’s Cup quarter-final against Abha Football Club on March 14.
Ronaldo made international headlines in December last year with the announcement that he would be joining the Saudi club.
The global footballer is reportedly getting paid more than $200 million per year for his two-and-a-half-year contract.
Saudi Arabia had already been at the forefront of sporting media attention prior after renowned Argentinian football player Lionel Messi was named as the Kingdom’s Tourism Ambassador in May 2022.
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