Cristiano Ronaldo endured a frustrating night after Al-Nassr were beaten 1-0 by title rivals Al-Ittihad.
It was Ronaldo’s first loss since he joined the Saudi club.
The 38-year-old has now failed to find the net in his last two outings, and he was clearly frustrated at the final whistle as he stormed off the pitch and down the tunnel.
Cristiano Ronaldo is angry with the performance of the team.pic.twitter.com/oLP2zyEFkM
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) March 9, 2023
In a video that is now going viral on social media, the former Manchester United forward can be seen shaking his head in disappointment.
⌛️ || Full time, #AlNassr 0:1 #Ittihad
Angry Cristiano Ronaldo 😡😤 😭😭🙂🙂 #CristianoRonaldo𓃵 #CR7𓃵 #HuzaifaShahidOfficial pic.twitter.com/ho4sKiibKP
— Huzaifa_Shahid_Official (@Freakinhuzaifa2) March 9, 2023
Despite being consoled by a team-mate, Ronaldo was still visibly upset with the match outcome and continued to throw his arms around in dismay.
As the Al-Nassr squad slowly made their way to the touchline, Ronaldo hurried his stride before lashing out at a cluster of water bottles placed on the touchline.
🔴 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
After scoring eight goals in four matches in February, all eyes were on Ronaldo to make the difference in the showdown between Saudi Arabia’s top two sides. But he struggled to get into the game and could not inspire his team to victory.
Ronaldo had one chance before the interval with his snap-shot being well-saved by Al-Ittihad goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe, but the Portuguese star was offside anyway.