Footage Shows Ronaldo in Complete Disbelief, Moved to Near Tears As Al Nassr Crash Out of King Cup

Footage Shows Ronaldo in Complete Disbelief, Moved to Near Tears As Al Nassr Crash Out of King Cup

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 26, 2023 at 8:30 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr were bundled out of the Saudi King Cup
  • The Riyadh-based club continued their losing streak despite getting rid of head coach Rudi Garcia, suffering a 1-0 defeat against Al-Wehda in the King Cup semifinal
  • The disappointing result means Ronaldo could end up going trophyless in his maiden season with Al-Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo was left in complete shock as Al-Nassr crashed out of the Saudi King Cup.

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr failed to recover from a first-half strike from Al Wehda's Jean-David Beauguel as the home side were bundled out of the competition with a one-nil defeat on Monday night.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was moved to near tears after Al-Nassr crashed out of the King Cup. Photo credit: @vartatico
Source: Twitter

The 38-year-old was the brightest spot for Al-Nassr, causing a lot of trouble for the visitors.

However, his efforts were not rewarded with a goal as the Knights of Najd continue to endure a poor run of form - losing their last three games across all competitions.

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According to Sky Sports, he cut a frustrated figure at half-time, fuming at the technical bench and was in utter disbelief after the blast of the final whistle.

Here is the video:

Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr

The 38-year-old, touted by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has had a bittersweet experience in his first season with Al-Nassr.

On a personal note, Ronaldo has bagged 11 goals in 14 matches for the Knights of Najd but collectively, Al Nassr have experienced a dip in fortunes, per Transfermarkt.

Since Cristiano's blockbuster arrival, Al-Nassr have been knocked out of the Riyadh Super Cup, Saudi Super Cup, lost their first position in the Saudi Pro League and have now been eliminated from the King Cup.

Ronaldo fumes at Al-Nassr bench

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to endure a torrid time in the past couple of weeks as Al-Nassr went into the half of their Saudi King Cup semifinal game against Al Wehda, trailing by a lone goal, Sports Brief reported.

Unfortunately, Ronaldo and Al-Nassr suffered an early setback after just 23 minutes when Jean-David Beauguel broke the game's deadlock to silence the home crowd.

Following the halftime whistle, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward could not hide his disappointment by lamenting to the technical bench.

Ronaldo, Messi era over?

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Wayne Rooney has identified Erling Haaland as the heir apparent to the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo throne, suggesting the era of the GOAT duo has come to an end.

Haaland has been on fire since swapping Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City, dwarfing virtually every goal-scoring record in England and, by extension, Europe.

Rooney's comments have also renewed debate about the era of Messi and Ronaldo, who shot their way to the top of the ‘greatest of all time’ conversation.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.