Al Nassr vs Al Ain: Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Roasted Online After Missing Golden Chance

Al Nassr vs Al Ain: Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Roasted Online After Missing Golden Chance

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at March 12, 2024 at 6:23 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo fluffed his lines when it mattered the most
  • The 39-year-old missed a golden chance from just three yards
  • His miss proved costly as Al-Nassr crashed out of the AFC CL

Football fans criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for an astonishing miss from close range during Al-Nassr's tightly contested AFC Champions League quarter-final match against Al Ain on Monday evening.

Widely regarded as the most prolific goal scorer in football history, Ronaldo's phenomenal career is marked by numerous records to back this claim.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, Al Ain, AFC Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after Al-Nassr levelled 2-2 during their second-leg tie against Al Ain. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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According to The Punch, Al-Nassr found themselves trailing by a goal in the first leg and looked to their iconic Portuguese forward to deliver, as he has done throughout his illustrious career.

However, despite their need for a comeback, Ronaldo's side faced a setback as Al Ain extended their lead to two-nil. Nevertheless, a spirited performance from Luis Castro's team pushed the game into extra time.

Prior to that, the 39-year-old surprisingly squandered a golden opportunity, failing to convert from just three yards out, as noted by Fan Nation.

This unexpected miss from the usually reliable CR7 left fans bewildered and disappointed, highlighting the unpredictable nature of football.

Fans criticise Ronaldo for shocking miss

Following his miss, football fans took to the X social media App, formerly called Twitter, to lash out at the former Real Madrid icon.

@lionel___yussif criticised Ronaldo for missing from close range:

"My Grandma ain't missing this."

@CFCMizzy_ claimed:

"He's washed man."

@Wxdge10 was ruthless in his assessment of Ronaldo:

"Most overrated player of all time."

Another user, @Princeutd1P, made a mockery of Cristiano's age:

"He's an old man."

@393jack added:

"Finished World cup flop Camelnaldo."

Al Nassr eliminated from Champions League

Sports Brief also highlighted Al-Nassr's unfortunate exit from the AFC Champions League. Despite a hard-fought 4-4 aggregate draw, they succumbed to a 3-1 penalty shootout loss against Al Ain.

For the 39-year-old star, hopes of clinching Champions League glory in Asia were dashed as the Knights of Najd bid farewell to the competition despite their spirited performance.

Though he managed to redeem himself with a late goal in extra time and converted his team's lone penalty in the shootout, he was left ruing missed opportunities earlier in the match.

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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.