- Cristiano Ronaldo suffered his first defeat in Saudi Arabia as Al Nassr were beaten by Al Ittihad
- Clips of the Thursday game have since emerged on social media, with one showing Al Ittihad fans chanting Messi’s name to Ronaldo’s face
- Ronaldo loses his cool over the incident and is seen making some gestures towards the rival fans
Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted reacting sarcastically to fans chanting Lionel Messi’s name during Al Nassr’s defeat to Al Ittihad recently.
It almost looked like Al Nassr would hold on for one point at the home of their title rivals, but their efforts were undone by Romarinho, who burst down the right channel to eventually slip the ball past goalkeeper Nawaf Al-Aqidi.
The goal sent Ronaldo into a frenzy and the Portugal star was seen flaring his arms up in frustration as it was almost certain defeat was imminent after the late goal.
So far in the Saudi Arabian top flight, the five-time Ballon d’or winner has managed eight goals in seven appearances.
Clips of his best plays in the Middle East have made rounds on social media, but so have videos of some of his lows.
A classic incident on Thursday was captured where Ronaldo as seen taunting rival fans, who tried to get under his skin by chanting his nemesis Lionel Messi’s name.
The crowd of over 57,000 was present at King Abdullah Sports City did not hold back as they tried to get a reaction out of Ronaldo through the ‘Messi’ chants, and CR7 bit the bait.
At the full time whistle, a visibly irritated Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel, but not before kicking some water bottles in his path.
It was the second successive game which Ronaldo failed to score for his side, which, by his standards, is a bit concerning.
Ronaldo’s message after Al Nassr defeat
Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo’s message on social media in the wake of Al Nassr’s defeat on Thursday.
The 38-year old exhibited elite mentality by urging his team to keep going and focus on the next challenge, saying:
“Disappointed with the result, but we stay focused on our season and the games ahead,”
Source: Sports Brief News