Fan Reaction: Cristiano Ronaldo Taunted With Messi Chants As He Walks Off Pitch After Saudi Arabia Super Cup

Fan Reaction: Cristiano Ronaldo Taunted With Messi Chants As He Walks Off Pitch After Saudi Arabia Super Cup

  • Cristiano Ronaldo was greeted with Lionel Messi chants from Al-Ittihad fans during Al-Nassr's Saudi Super Cup game
  • Al-Nassr were booted out of the Super Cup after suffering an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to their arch-rivals Al-Ittihad
  • Despite having played two official games this month, Ronaldo is yet to score or assist for his new club so far

Cristiano Ronaldo may not be playing in Europe anymore, but his rivalry with Lionel Messi has followed him to his new team Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.

The 5-time Ballon d’Or could do little for Al Nassr as they were bundled out of the Saudi Super Cup by Al-Ittihad after suffering an embarrassing 3-1 defeat.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Saudi Arabia, Al Nassr, Al Ittihad, PSG
Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score in his first two competitive games for Al-Nassr. Photo by Sam Bagnall
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The highlight of the game however was off the football pitch as Al-Ittihad supporters trolled the Portugal icon by echoing Messi chants inside the stadium.

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Thousands of Al-Ittihad supporters mocked the Al-Nassr superstar as they were spotted chanting “Messi Messi” as Ronaldo walked into the tunnel after the game.

Al-Nassr’s next game is an away league clash against Al Fateh SC on 3 February and it is expected Ronaldo will feature for the Saudi Pro League table toppers.

Ronaldo blamed for Saudi Super Cup defeat

Meanwhile, Rudi Garcia thinks Cristiano Ronaldo's miss in the first half was the turning point in the defeat to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup, Goal reports.

The 37-year-old forward missed a super chance after he was through on goal in the first half but failed to find the back of the net to equalize for Al-Nassr.

Al-Nassr manager Rudi Garcia thinks that the outcome could have been different if Ronaldo had not converted his chance at that crucial moment.

Ronaldo suffers heartbreaking defeat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported 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.

Ronaldo helped the Riyadh-based club to a narrow win in the Saudi Pro League last Sunday despite failing to get his name on the scoresheet.

Source: Sports Brief News