Cristiano Ronaldo’s time in Saudi Arabia hasn’t been easy as the Portuguese star hasn’t managed to score a single goal over his first two games for Al-Nassr. After winning his first game in the Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo and Al-Nassr suffered a big 3-1 defeat in the Saudi Super Cup against Al-Ittihad. 

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As Ronaldo and the Faris Najd lost their Cup fixture, the fans in the King Fahd International Stadium were rubbing salt in their wounds by chanting Lionel Messi’s name. A video of the incident has gone viral. In the clip, fans were seen chanting  “Messi..Messi” as Cristiano Ronaldo exited the field after his side's loss. 

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In the game against Al-Ittihad, Ronaldo failed to put up a top performance as he managed to register only one shot at the goal. He also struggled to distribute the ball as he had a pass percentage of 79. The Al-Nassr manager Rudi Garcia also stressed on these shortcomings and talked about how Ronaldo’s missed chances in the first half led to the 3-1 loss. 

While talking to the media, Garcia said, “One of the things that changed the course of the match was Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed opportunity in the first half. I congratulate Al-Ittihad. They presented a much better first half than us, and we played a good second half, but unfortunately, we were not able to adjust the result.”

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