Cristiano Ronaldo Produces Worst ‘Miss of the Season’, Leads to Champions League Exit, Video

Cristiano Ronaldo Produces Worst ‘Miss of the Season’, Leads to Champions League Exit, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 11, 2024 at 9:29 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo squandered a chance in uncharacteristic fashion
  • The usually prolific Ronaldo failed to score with the goal at his mercy
  • His failure to score from three yards cost Al-Nassr in their last-8 tie

Cristiano Ronaldo produced a miss-of-the-season contender during Al-Nassr's AFC Champions League quarter-final clash with Al Ain.

Being the tormentor-in-chief for Al-Nassr and having implied his side were poised to stage a comeback from their first-leg defeat, Ronaldo was under pressure to walk the talk.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing from close range. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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According to the Gulf News, the Knights of Najd managed to send the game into extra-time despite conceding two goals in the first half, with a stunning fightback win in regulation time, but ultimately failed during penalty shootouts.

Ronaldo's horror miss from close range

One of the main highlights of the game was an astonishing miss from the usually 'Mr Dependable' Ronaldo, who fluffed his lines from close range, talkSPORT reports.

Benefiting from a rebound that fell kind to him, the 39-year-old inexplicably missed from close range, much to the disappointment of the teeming supporters and Cristiano himself.

Fans slam Ronaldo for golden miss

In relation to Ronaldo's missed opportunity, football enthusiasts didn't hold back in their criticism of CR7 after witnessing a shocking miss from close range during Al-Nassr's intense AFC Champions League quarter-final clash against Al Ain on Monday, Sports Brief reported.

In an uncharacteristic moment, the 39-year-old failed to capitalise on a golden opportunity, inexplicably missing from a mere three yards out.

This costly miss ultimately contributed to the Knights of Najd's elimination from the Asian counterpart of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final juncture.

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr dumped out of AFC CL

Sports Brief also highlighted Al-Nassr's elimination from the AFC Champions League. Despite a valiant effort resulting in a 4-4 aggregate tie, they fell short in a 3-1 penalty shootout defeat against Al Ain.

For the 39-year-old football star, aspirations of securing a Champions League triumph in Asia were dashed as the Knights of Najd bowed out of the tournament despite their resilient display.

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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.