Cristiano Ronaldo was less than pleased after Al Nassr lost 1-0 to Al-Ittihad on Thursday. The result saw Al-Ittihad leapfrog Al Nassr to go top of the Saudi Pro League table and left Ronaldo in a sour mood.
The home crowd for Al-Ittihad found a way to get under Ronaldo’s skin as they repeatedly chanted “Messi” at him. The chant worked to great effect as the Portuguese star was kept off the score sheet and visibly annoyed.
At one point Ronaldo could be seen making hand gestures to the Al-Ittihad fans expressing his displeasure with their chants.
@projectfootball Cristiano Ronaldo had this reaction to rival fans shouting Messi towards the Portuguese forward #ronaldo #alnassr #messi #football ♬ FOLLOW ME HEHE - Birkan Tahsin
After the game the fans hurled more “Messi” chants onto Ronaldo’s eardrums until he couldn’t take it anymore. A poor water bottle on the sideline was the victim of CR7’s wrath.
Cristiano Ronaldo lashes out at a water bottle after losing to Al Ittihad pic.twitter.com/FcbEFlw4GK— GOAL (@goal) March 10, 2023
شاهدوا .. غضب كبير جداً من النجم العالمي #كرستيانو_رونالدو بعد الخسارة من #الاتحاد للمرة الثانية#الاتحاد_النصر #النصر_الاتحاد pic.twitter.com/T80sXddLmS— علاء سعيد (@alaa_saeed88) March 9, 2023
Judging from some of the highlights, it didn’t look like Ronaldo had a great game.
Get this penaldo out of my club pic.twitter.com/WpUUnJrAwq— Baby gee (@crymesomemore) March 9, 2023
— PabloCuler❤️ (@boi_pablo_) March 9, 2023
His 6.9 rating from FotMob backs that claim up.
If it makes Ronaldo feel any better, it’s not like Lionel Messi had a memorable week either. Messi and PSG failed to reach the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for a second year in-a-row after losing to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Not a great week for the GOATs.