Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to taunts from Al-Ettifaq fans in their Kings Cup clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo gestured in retaliation against Al-Ettifaq fans who taunted him with Lionel Messi chants all game in the cup clash against Al-Nassr.
The Inter Miami star recently propelled himself further ahead in the rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, as he won his eighth Ballon d’Or last night, compared to Ronaldo’s five, and the Portuguese star is evidently affected, as he liked and replied to a post criticising Messi.
21:15 - 31.10.2023
Cristiano Ronaldo falls further behind Lionel Messi on Ballon d'Or wins and the Argentine's fans are making sure he is aware.
21:00 - 31.10.2023
Lionel Messi won his eighth Ballon d’Or on Monday, putting him three ahead of his nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo but with the two GOATs exiting the stage, who are next in line to the throne?
Al Ettifaq fans frustrate Ronaldo
The 38-year-old lined up with the rest of his Al-Nassr teammates in the Kings Cup clash against Steven Gerard’s Al-Ettifaq side.
The Faris Najd eventually won the heated tie, which saw both teams reduced to ten men in extra time thanks to a Sadio Mane strike.
Ronaldo received a hostile reception from the Ettifaq fans, with the crowd consistently chanting Messi’s name to taunt the Portugal international. Ronaldo did not have the easiest of games and entered the referee’s book as early as the 12th minute for dissent. He also registered only one shot on target in 120 minutes of action.
A large section of football fans and observers declared Messi the greatest of all time after leading Argentina to World Cup glory last December in Qatar.
Ronaldo, who now plays for Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr has never hidden his desire to win even more Ballon d'Ors but his fans believe he is still the greatest no matter what Messi wins.