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Ronaldo and Al Nassr Chances Decrease in Saudi Cup

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Ronaldo and Al Nassr Chances Decrease in Saudi Cup

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Al Nassr suffers a shocking defeat to Al-Wehda in the semifinals of the Saudi King Cup of Champions. Despite playing with 10 men for almost half of the match, Al-Wehda managed to secure a 1-0 victory over Al Nassr on Monday night. The loss means that Al-Nassr’s chances of winning a trophy this season have become increasingly slim, with their league title hopes dwindling as well.

Jean-David Beauguel scored the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates struggling to find an equalizer. Al Nassr’s task was made easier when Abdullah Al-Hafith received his second yellow card and was sent off early in the second half. After the break, Al-Wehda was reduced to 10 men, and the pressure from Al-Nassr intensified.

However, despite numerous close calls, Al-Nassr failed to convert their chances. In the 97th minute, Ronaldo had one final chance, but his header set up Luiz Gustavo, whose header was cleared off the line by Al-Wehda.

Al Nassr Status

This loss was especially frustrating for Ronaldo, who caused controversy after last week’s loss to rivals Al-Hilal when he grabbed his crotch at the end of the game. This time, there was little mocking at the final whistle, as the visiting team and their fans were too busy celebrating a famous victory.

Al Nassr had been the favorites to progress to the final, but couldn’t overcome a determined Al-Wehda team that they had beaten 4-0 in February.

The defeat leaves Al Nassr three points behind the league leaders Al Ittihad, with only six games left to play. Ronaldo will need to bounce back quickly and lead his team to victory in their upcoming matches if they hope to clinch the league title.

It’s been a challenging season for the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, who moved to Saudi Arabia at the end of last year. Ronaldo has had few chances to play elsewhere since his falling out with Man United manager Erik Ten Hag.


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Drama with Ronaldo

Recently, Ronaldo’s temper has gotten the better of him on several occasions. In a match against Al-Hilal, he was shown a yellow card for a WWE-style headlock on Gustavo Cuellar, and he appeared to make an obscene gesture toward fans. This led to calls for Ronaldo to be deported for public indecency.

During that match, Al-Nassr insiders claimed that the Portugal legend grabbed his crotch because he received a knock in that area during the match. The Saudi club later confirmed that Ronaldo was indeed injured, and his challenge with Gustavo Cuellar started with a blow in a very sensitive area.

His frustrations boiled over in last Tuesday’s match against Al Hilal, where he narrowly avoided a red card for a flying headlock on an opposing player.

Despite the setback, Al Nassr still has a chance to redeem itself and finish the season on a high note. Fans will be hoping that Ronaldo can find his form and lead his team to victory in their remaining matches.

Meanwhile, Al-Wehda will be thrilled to have a chance to win the King’s Cup for the first time since 1966.


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