Watch Ronaldo’s Failed Attempt at Dribbling Defender With Ronaldinho like Skill

Watch Ronaldo’s Failed Attempt at Dribbling Defender With Ronaldinho like Skill

  • Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo had a night to forget in his side's Saudi Super Cup elimination
  • The Real Madrid and Manchester United legend is still awaiting his first goal for his new side
  • His next outing for the Riyadh-based club will be an away trip to Al-Fateh, who placed eighth on the Saudi league log

Cristiano Ronaldo's sojourn in Saudi Arabia has commenced on a tough note.

The 37-year-old, who is yet to get off the mark for Al-Nassr after two appearances, saw his side booted out of the Saudi Super Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo, elastico, Ronaldinho, skill, Al Hawsawi, Al-Ittihad, Al-Nassr, Saudi Super Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo's clever 'elastico' trick against marker Al Hawsawi was effectively thwarted with a superb tackle. Photo credit: @brfootball @kojodarkoo
Source: Twitter

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr crashed out of the competition after stumbling to a 3-1 defeat to Al-Ittihad on Thursday evening, per Mirror.

The heartbreaking result means the ex-Real Madrid marksman misses out on the chance to lift his first trophy for Al-Nassr.

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Highlighting Ronaldo's poor day at the office is a video making the rounds on social media, where CR7 tried to outsmart his marker with a dribble.

In the video, seen by Sports Brief, Ronaldo deployed the elastico trick, synonymous with Ronaldinho, in beating Al Hawasawi but his attempt proved abortive as the Ittihad defender stretched out his leg to quell the move.

Below is the video:

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr exit Saudi Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a chastening defeat in his second competitive game for Al-Nassr.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward captained his new side for the second successive game; however, he ended up on the losing side.

Unfortunately, the 37-year-old's first silverware will be delayed following Al-Nassr's exit from the 2023 Saudi Super Cup, suffering a 3-1 loss against Al-Ittihad.

Ronaldo taunted by rival club

Sports Brief earlier reported that 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 a video making the rounds on social media, fans of Al-Ittihad taunted their rivals with a 'Messi' chant.