is the humiliation of Cristiano Ronaldo. It was not enough that his team lost in the semi-finals of the Saudi Arabian Super Cup, and opposing fans chanted Messi and mocked him.
Saudi Al Nasr lost 1-3 to Al Ittihad in the 2022 Saudi Super Cup held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 27th (Korean time). Al Nasr, who had been aiming for his first championship in three years, had to accept the meaningless defeat and pack his bags lonely.
Ronaldo’s adaptation to the Saudi league is difficult. Ronaldo has moved to Saudi Arabia Al Nasr after parting ways with Manchester United. The known annual salary is 200 million euros (about 268.6 billion won) including options, far exceeding Kylian Mbafe (102.76 million euros, about 138 billion won), who was the number one soccer player. It was proof that Saudi Arabia had high expectations for Ronaldo. 스포츠토토
In ‘The Last Meho War’, he showed the same ‘class’. On the 20th, he belonged to the All-Star team of Al Nasr and Al Hilal and showed off his strength by scoring multiple goals against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The Saudi All-Star team lost 4-5, but it was a goal worth looking forward to for Ronaldo’s Saudi league performance.
The reality was not so rosy. Ronaldo made his league debut as a front-line striker wearing the captain’s armband in the home game against Al IT Park on the 23rd, but failed to record an attack point. All three shots were returned to nothing, and only 1 out of 3 dribbles were successful. It was certainly not the look of the Premier League’s third top scorer (18 goals) last season.
It was the same in the Super Cup that followed. Despite playing full-time in the Saudi Super Cup, Ronaldo had no choice but to watch Al Nasr’s defeat. He also had little impact in his offense, with 2 shots and 1 successful dribble. In the end, Ronaldo had to taste the humiliation of being eliminated in the semifinals along with his team.
The humiliation continued after the match. Fans of the victorious Al Ittihad chanted Lionel Messi’s name as Ronaldo trudged across the pitch. It was a slogan mocking Ronaldo, who is not active in the Saudi league compared to Messi, who is still showing off his peak skills at PSG.