Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Saudi Pro League contenders Al-Nassr, was visibly frustrated after a goalless draw with Al Feiha on Sunday. Ronaldo was caught on camera lashing out at an unsuspecting Al Feiha official while storming off the pitch after the final whistle. This incident has since gone viral on social media, prompting many to speculate on the reasons behind Ronaldo’s apparent anger.
Al-Nassr was held to a goalless draw at Al Feiha’s King Salman Sports City Stadium on Sunday, a result that saw the Riyadh-based outfit fall three points behind league leaders Al-Hilal in the title race. Ronaldo, like most of his teammates, was also off-colour on the night, struggling to get into the game. He had the least number of touches (40) of any outfield player to play 90 minutes on Sunday. Ronaldo attempted four shots, only one of which landed on target. He was caught offside four times, lost all four of his ground duels, and was dispossessed twice by the opposition. Follow your favourite football team with attractive betting odds from Gclub.
The frustration Ronaldo displayed on the pitch could also be due to his recent achievement being overshadowed by his rival Lionel Messi. Messi scored against Nice in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win at Nice in Ligue 1, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal tally in European leagues. Messi now has 702 goals, while the Real Madrid legend has 701. Messi has taken a staggering 103 games fewer (846 vs 949) than the Portuguese to reach the number. However, Ronaldo has 11 more club football goals than Messi, but those have come for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, outside of Europe.
Ronaldo has an impressive track record in club football. He scored 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid, 145 in 346 games for Manchester United, and 101 goals in 134 games for Juventus. He also scored five goals in 31 games for Sporting CP. Ronaldo provided 225 assists in club football before moving to Al-Nassr. While his current form may not be the best, Ronaldo’s legendary status in football is undeniable.
It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo’s frustration with the draw against Al Feiha will have any long-term impact on Al-Nassr’s chances in the Saudi Pro League title race. With only seven games to go, every point counts. While Ronaldo’s contribution to Al-Nassr’s success has been significant, he will need to put in more impressive performances to help his team secure the title.
In conclusion, Ronaldo’s outburst after the draw with Al Feiha was a clear indication of his frustration with the result and his recent performance. Despite his legendary status in football, he will need to step up his game to help Al-Nassr secure the Saudi Pro League title this season. Follow Gclub Sports to get all the latest updates from the world of football.