Al Hilal beats Al Nassr to win Riyadh Season Cup as Cristiano Ronaldo fails to emulate Messi.
On Thursday, February 8, 2024, Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for 2024, but he was unable to stop Al Nassr from falling 2-0 against Al-Hilal.
21:05 - 06.02.2024
Cristiano Ronaldo's son is almost as tall as Al-Nassr forward as he shows off his birthday cake at 39.
The first goal was scored by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the 17th minute.
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In the thirtyth minute, Salem Aldawsari increased Al-Hilal's lead with a beautiful lobbed finish.
Al-Hilal had two goals disallowed for offside and came close to doubling their lead several times.
During the first half, Ronaldo, who played the entire 90 minutes, came dangerously close to giving Al-Nassr a goal when he mishandled a back-heeled pass in his half.
Ronaldo had four shots on goal at the opposite end, but only one of them required goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.
Playing barely 72 hours after celebrating his 39th birthday, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward was flagged offside three times.
In the 53rd minute, after Al-Hilal had been awarded a free kick, a furious Ronaldo was given a yellow card for kicking the ball away.
Riyadh Season Cup explained
The third and final game of the 2024 Riyadh Season Cup took place on Thursday.
On January 29, Al-Hilal defeated Lionel Messi's Inter Miami 4-3 to start the miniseries.
Three days later, an Al Nassr team sans Ronaldo crushed Miami 6-0.
07:45 - 22.01.2024
Ahead of the friendly against Inter Miami featuring Messi and Suarez, Ronaldo leads Al-Nassr teammates to China for friendly games.
17:10 - 23.01.2024
Ronaldo's trip to China takes a bad turn as friendlies are postponed due to injury.
08:25 - 23.01.2024
In their 2nd pre-season game, Messi and Suarez struggle for Inter Miami against FC Dallas.
18:15 - 29.01.2024
Messi will launch the new Inter Miami kit when they take on Ronaldo's Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.