'Peacemaker' Ronaldo Settles Penalty Dispute Between Al Raed Players, Video

'Peacemaker' Ronaldo Settles Penalty Dispute Between Al Raed Players, Video

Isaac Darko
September 20, 2023 at 4:14 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo stepped in to mediate a dispute between two Al-Raed players
  • Mohamed Fouzair and Karim El Berkaoui were both poised to take a penalty shot
  • Ronaldo also scored for Al-Nassr once again in the same Saudi Pro League game

Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his leadership and sportsmanship as he intervened in a dispute between two Al-Raed players over who would take a penalty kick.

The 15th-placed side were trailing 0-3 against Ronaldo's Al-Nassr as the match neared its end.

An opportunity to grab a consolation goal presented itself late in the game when Igor Jovićević's side were awarded a penalty in the 89th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the Saudi Pro League this season. Photo by Francois Nel
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However, the situation turned tense when Al-Raed players, Mohamed Fouzair and Karim El Berkaoui both positioned themselves at the penalty spot and began arguing over who would take the shot.

Ronaldo, who was on the pitch and awaiting the opposition penalty, could not overlook the unfolding situation.

In a video shared on social media, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner decided to step in as a mediator to resolve the dispute between the opposing players.

The Al-Nassr captain directed his attention to El Berkaoui, firmly patting his left arm and gesturing for him to move away from the penalty box - which he did.

The swift intervention from Ronaldo helped diffuse the disagreement, ensuring the penalty was taken without further delay.

Fouzair's determination to take the spot kick paid off, as he confidently executed a cheeky panenka to find the back of the net and earn his side a goal.

However, the penalty only narrowed Al Raed's deficit to 1-3, with the score remaining unchanged until the conclusion of the match, per Arab News.

Ronaldo scores golazo with weaker foot

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo maintaining his goal-scoring form as the Knights of Najd secured a comfortable 3-1 victory over Al Raed in the Saudi Pro League.

The Al-Nassr captain, who currently tops the goal-scoring charts in the country's top flight, delivered the decisive blow as his side maintained their steady ascent up the table.

Results from Saudi league matchweek 6

Sports Brief also reported on title contenders Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal, and Al-Nassr securing impressive victories following the return of club football.

Matchweek six of the Saudi Pro League witnessed the highly anticipated debut of Neymar in the top flight and he wasted no time in making his mark.

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