Soccer-Booked, subbed and goalless – a tough evening for Ronaldo


(Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr beat Abha 3-1 within the King’s Cup on Tuesday nevertheless it was a disappointing evening for the Portuguese ahead, who failed to attain, obtained a yellow card and was substituted for the primary time since his transfer to Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo failed to attain for the third consecutive recreation and is but to open his account at Al-Nassr stadium.

The previous Manchester United striker, who moved to Al-Nassr in January on a two-and-a-half-year contract for a reported charge of about 200 million euros ($214.71 million), had contributed to 10 consecutive targets, scoring eight with two assists earlier than going empty handed within the final two league video games.

In Tuesday’s quarter-final, Al-Nassr have been main 2-0 when Ronaldo had the chance to launch a counter-attack however Latvian referee Andris Treimanis ended the primary half.

Ronaldo angrily grabbed the ball after which hit it away, which noticed the referee carry 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 coming back from harm.

Ronaldo didn’t get pleasure from the perfect 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 offers the opposing groups an incentive to play the sport of their lives in opposition to him,” native media quoted Al-Nassr coach Rudi Garcia as saying after the sport.

Whereas 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.

(Reporting By Osama Khairy, Writing by Shady Amir, Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)