Following the ‘tough’ AFC Champions League play-off match against Shabab Al-Ahli, Cristiano Ronaldo addressed a message to the fans of Al-Nassr
After a “difficult” win over Shabab Al-Ahli, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote an impassioned message to Al-Nassr fans, urging them to “always believe to the end.”
Ronaldo assisted Brozovic in rescuing a point from the jaws of doom, and the Portuguese forward couldn’t contain his elation.
Ronaldo, after securing qualification for Asia’s top club championship, posted on Instagram, “Difficult game, but Important win to qualify for the Asian champions league!” To the very end, keep your faith. Stay determined.I love you, @alnassr.Ronaldo had a potentially frustrating evening after having three first-half penalty appeals denied. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner put on a considerably better performance than the week prior against Al-Taawoun, seemingly having recovered fully from the ankle ιnjury he suffered in the final of the Arab Club Champions Cup.On Friday night, Ronaldo will play against Al-Fateh in a Saudi Pro League match.
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘tried to tell ref his team-mate’s goal was offside’ during CL play-off
Fans of the opposing team were quick to point out that Cristiano Ronaldo, in his most recent game for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, appeared to be trying to prevent goals from being scored by his own team.
On Tuesday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner faced Shabab Al-Ahli of the United Arab Emirates in the AFC Champions League playoffs. Luis Castro’s squad, which needed a win in Riyadh to keep alive their hopes of playing in the continental championship this season, trailed 2-1 with less than ten minutes remaining.
The home team scored three times in the closing 10 minutes to win the game, with Anderson Talisca’s second goal of the game in the 94th minute being the game-winner. Normally, that would be reason for widespread rejoicing in Al-Nassr, but Ronaldo can’t seem to get excited about anything.
Ronaldo watches helplessly as Talisca scores from Ayman Yahya’s cross to put his team up 3-2 after he mistimed his own run into the six-yard box. However, video evidence showed that the Portugal star’s first reaction was to raise his arm in an apparent attempt to have the goal nullified.It’s worth noting that after his side scored the game-winning goal in extra time, the 38-year-old didn’t seem to be in a hurry to join the rest of his teammates in a sprint for the corner flag. No one would blame Ronaldo if he didn’t find reason to celebrate after scoring in the 95th minute to help his team advance in one of the best competitions available to your club.
There didn’t seem to be any bad blооd between Ronaldo and Talisca when the latter scored the game’s first goal after only 11 minutes. When ‘CR7’ joined in the celebration, the Brazilian kissed him on the cheek for being on the end of a Marcelo Brozovic corner that put Al-Nassr in ahead.A lot had happened between then and ιnjury time, however, and Ronaldo was understandably furious that he wasn’t given two stonewall penalties. The veteran voiced his displeasure to the referee and shoved a spectator in the chest as he departed the field at halftime.
After a slew of summer arrivals, Al-Nassr no longer has Ronaldo and Talisca as its only two major stars. Sadio Mane, Brozovic, Seko Fofana, and Alex Telles have all contributed to a more even distribution of star power since their arrival.