- Ronaldo scored a brace
- Propelled Al-Nassr to a 4-0 win
- Got angry after he was denied headed goal
WHAT HAPPENED? The Portuguese forward opened the scoring from the penalty spot and thought he'd doubled his account after scoring a fine header, only to see it harshly disallowed. In replays shown by Saudi broadcaster SSC, Ronaldo could be seen shrugging away his marker, which the linesman deemed as a foul, much to the frustration of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
How is that a foul ??— Preeti (@MadridPreeti) August 29, 2023
Corruption against Al Nassr and Cristiano Ronaldo continues pic.twitter.com/gA8zneTplg
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ronaldo exploded with rage after the decision and was heard shouting: "Always against me! F*cking hell."
🚨 Cristiano Ronaldo:— aurora (@cr7stianos) August 29, 2023
“Always against me.”
On refereeing in the Saudi League. pic.twitter.com/FT97SuGSIc
Ronaldo eventually completed his brace in the 38th minute by successfully converting another spot-kick. He could have gone on to register a hat-trick in the second half, but chose to give away the third penalty of the night to Abdulrahman Ghareeb, who then fluffed his lines from 12 yards.
WHAT NEXT? Ronaldo will be back in action with Al-Nassr against Al-Hazm on Saturday in another Saudi Pro League fixture.