Sadio Mane Leaves 'Restless' Ronaldo Excited After Scoring in Thriller Against Al Hazm: Video

Sadio Mane Leaves 'Restless' Ronaldo Excited After Scoring in Thriller Against Al Hazm: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 2, 2024 at 12:09 PM
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  • Ronaldo watched the game between Al-Nassr and Al-Hazm from the stands
  • The Al-Nassr and Portuguese superstar was serving a one-game suspension
  • Anderson Talisca and Sadio Mane were on target in the 8-goal thriller vs Al Hazm

Sadio Mane pulled a reaction from Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Al-Nassr and Al-Hazm in the Saudi Pro League on Thursday night.

The Senegalese forward converted from the spot to give the Knight of Najd a late lead but Al-Hazm levelled just before the final whistle.

Ronaldo watched from the stands as he served a one-game suspension following his reaction after he was taunted by fans of Al-Shabab over the weekend during a league game.

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Cristiano Ronaldo spotted celebrating after Sadio Mane scored against Al-Hazm. Credit: @SPL @flemingracool
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In a video shared on social media, Ronaldo went from a pensive mood to a celebratory gesture as Mane fired home from the spot in the 92nd minute.

The hosts were on course to another victory when Paulo Ricardo scored late in extra-time to salvage a point for the visitors in a thrilling 4-4 draw.

Brazilian winger Anderson Talisca scored a hat-trick to add to Mane's late strike.

However, the visitors matched them boot-for-boot with Ahmad Al-Mhemaid, Toze and Fais Selemani scoring before late drama at the Al-Awwal Park, as reported by Arab News.

Mane complains to Ronaldo during Al-Shabab game

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sadio Mane was unhappy at half-time during the game between Al-Nassr and Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League.

The Senegalese forward endured a difficult game and had to be replaced late in the second half as the Knight of Najd secured a hard-fought 3-2 win on the road.

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his scoring run after converting from the spot in the first half before Anderson Talisca added a second-half brace.

Ronaldo suspended for Al Hazm clash

Sports Brief also reported that Al-Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a one-game suspension and a fine of 10,000 Riyals ($2,666) for his inappropriate gesture during the game against Al-Shabab.

Ronaldo found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons this time following his response after opposition fans chanted Lionel Messi's name.

Since moving to the Middle East, Ronaldo has often faced jeers and taunts from opposing fans, particularly those invoking his long-standing rivalry with the Argentine veteran.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.