Ronaldo’s Al Nassr Drop From Saudi League Top Spot After Suffering Heartbreaking Defeat in Crunch Tie

Ronaldo’s Al Nassr Drop From Saudi League Top Spot After Suffering Heartbreaking Defeat in Crunch Tie

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 9, 2023 at 8:14 PM
  • Al-Nassr's winless run against Al-Ittihad continued as they stumbled to a slim 1-0 defeat on Thursday evening
  • The result mean Ronaldo's Al-Nassr surrender their position at the top of the Saudi Pro League to Al-Ittihad
  • Ronaldo's Al-Nassr will now have to play catch up on Ittihad, who lead the league with a single point, as the season draws to a close

Cristiano Ronaldo tasted his first Saudi Pro League defeat since joining Al-Nassr after his side suffered a painful one-nil defeat at Al-Ittihad.

The 38-year-old had a near-perfect record since swapping Europe for the Middle East until he was given a reality check by Nuno Espirito's side on Thursday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, Saudi Pro League, first defeat
Al-Ittihad handed Cristiano Ronaldo his first loss in the Saudi Pro League by Al-Ittihad. Photo credit: @brfootball
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In what was a top-of-the-table clash, Brazilian forward Romarinho's second-half strike proved the difference between the two top-performing sides in the Saudi top flight.

The result saw Ittihad leapfrog Ronaldo's Al-Nassr to claim the top spot as they hunt down a ninth league crown.

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Al-Ittihad hand Ronaldo first defeat

In a fairly balanced affair, chances were few and far between, with both sides sizing each other in the first stanza of the game.

However, the home side upped the ante in the second half as they pressed on for a goal which arrived through the boots of Romarinho with ten minutes left on the clock.

For Ronaldo, the result is somewhat of a Deja vu after he tasted defeat against the same opposition in the Saudi Super Cup earlier this year.

Eminem picks Ronaldo in GOAT debate

Despite Ronaldo tasting his first loss in the Saudi Pro League, Sports Brief previously reported that multiple award-winning American rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known by his stage name Eminem, has revealed his stance on the GOAT debate.

Eminem touted as one of the greatest rappers of all time, jumped into the never-ending argument of who the greater footballer is between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The "Love the Way You Lie" hitmaker settled the GOAT debate with an interesting analogy, where he argued Ronaldo's status as the 'best in the sport' has attracted a lot of haters.

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