Saudi Super Cup: Watch Al Ittihad Fans Chant ‘Messi’ Ahead of Showdown With Ronaldo’s Al Nassr
- Fans of Al-Ittihad gave Cristiano Ronaldo a hostile treat ahead of their Saudi Super Cup tie against Al-Nassr
- Ronaldo who joined Al-Nassr shortly after the 2022 World Cup is yet to get off the mark for his new club
- The 37-year-old will be aiming at success against Ittihad to stand a chance of lifting his first silverware on Saudi soil
Cristiano Ronaldo might have moved away from Europe but his long-standing sporting rivalry with Lionel Messi continues to resonate among football fans.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who swapped Europe for the Middle East after joining Al-Nassr, has bagged his first official game on Saudi soil under his belt.
In his first competitive outing, Ronaldo fired blank however he ended up on the winning side thanks to a solitary strike from Anderson Talisca as Al-Nassr beat Al-Etiffaq last Sunday.
Ahead of his second appearance for the Riyadh-based giants, the 37-year-old and fans of Al-Nassr were given an unfriendly treat by the opposing side.
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In a video making the rounds on social media, fans of Al-Ittihad taunted their rivals with a 'Messi' chant.
Ronaldo will hope to inspire his new side to victory in the semifinals of the 2023 Saudi Super Cup when they take on Al-Ittihad.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo's Al-Nassr are winless in their last five games against Ittihad and will have to dig deep in order to change the trend, per Sofascore.
Ronaldo sports luxurious watch
Cristiano Ronaldo is a lover of fine things, especially considering his lifestyle off the pitch.
From acquiring supercars to treating his family to lavish vacations, the veteran striker has always been known to spend his money on luxury.
Recently, the former Manchester United attacker was spotted donning a Saudi Arabia-themed watch aboard a private jet.
Georgina Rodriguez reacts to 'Siuuu' chant
Sports Brief earlier reported that Georgina Rodriguez was in attendance for Cristiano Ronaldo's much-anticipated official debut for Al-Nassr.
The Portuguese veteran finally made his debut at the weekend, helping the Riyadh-based giants to a slim win over Al-Etiffaq.
Virtually every touch from the former Manchester United and Real Madrid marksman was greeted with a deafening 'Siuuu' chant.
Source: Sports Brief News