Ronaldo booked, subbed as goal drought continues at Al Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo endured a disappointing night time as he obtained a yellow card and was substituted for the primary time since his transfer to Saudi Arabia in Al Nassr’s 3-1 win over Abha within the King’s Cup on Tuesday.
Ronaldo failed to attain for the third consecutive recreation and is but to open his account at Al Nassr stadium.
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The former Manchester United striker, who moved to Al Nassr in January on a two-and-a-half-year contract, was instantly concerned in his aspect’s final 10 targets, scoring eight with two assists earlier than going empty handed within the final two league video games.
In Tuesday’s quarterfinal, Al Nassr have been main 2-0 when Ronaldo had the chance to launch a counter assault however Latvian referee Andris Treimanis ended the primary half.
Ronaldo angrily grabbed the ball after which hit it away, which noticed the referee deliver out a yellow card.
Al Nassr scored a 3rd within the second half earlier than Ronaldo was changed within the 87th minute by Anderson Talisca, the league’s prime scorer getting back from damage.
Ronaldo didn’t take pleasure in the most effective of video games final Thursday, kicking away water bottles earlier than going up the tunnel after a 1-0 defeat to rivals Al-Ittihad.
“Ronaldo’s presence gives the opposing teams an incentive to play the game of their lives against him,” native media quoted Al Nassr coach Rudi Garcia as saying after the sport.
While Ronaldo’s well-known celebration was not seen at Al Nassr Stadium it appeared in one other King’s Cup recreation, with Al-Hilal’s Michael Delgado performing it of their 3-1 win in opposition to Al-Fateh.