Cristiano Ronaldo was mocked by Al-Ittihad fans, who chanted Lionel Messi’s name at him during Al-Nassr’s Saudi Super Cup defeat.
His second appearance for his new club saw Al-Nassr being dropped in the semi-finals, losing 3-1 to Al-Ittihad.
A man-of-the-match display in an exhibition clash between Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal XI and Paris Saint-Germain saw Ronaldo score twice.
But in his two appearances for Al-Nassr he struggled to make an impact, failing to register a shot on target in their 1-0 win over Ettifaq last weekend.
And in his second appearance, he also failed to shoot on target even though Al-Nassr had 64% possession in the game.
Goals from Romarinho and Abderazzak Hamdallah took the home side Al-Ittihad 2-0 up before Talisca, who earned Al-Nassr’s goal at the weekend, pulled one back.
A stoppage time strike from Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti sealed the fate of Ronaldo and Al-Nassr.
Ronaldo’s arrival has been described as “a story in the making”, with the 37-year-old being greeted as a hero on his arrival, along with a mouth-watering £177m-a-year deal.
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However, that still doesn’t seem to exempt him from fan banter, with a number of Al-Ittihad fans heard chanting ‘Messi, Messi, Messi…’ in reference to Ronaldo’s longstanding rivalry with the Argentina captain. of the Ballon d’Or. ‘Or awards for many years of their respective careers.
Al-Nassr’s next outing will see them face Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League, which Ronaldo’s side currently top, on February 3.
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