Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr), who went to Saudi Arabia for an astronomical amount, did not work in the Middle East League.
On the 27th (Korean time), Al Nasr had a semi-final match against Al Ittihad at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 메이저놀이터
On this day, Al Nasr tried to advance to the final with Ronaldo at the fore, but lost 1-3. Ronaldo started as a front-line striker and played full-time, but failed to increase his attack points.
This competition is the stage where four teams, who won the championship and runner-up respectively in the Saudi Arabian Professional League and King Cup in the previous season, compete for the championship cup.
Al Nasr finished third in the league last season. However, as Al Hilal, the professional league champion in the 2021-22 season, took the King Cup runner-up, Al Nasr was able to compete.
Ronaldo seemed to overwhelm his opponents in the early stages of the game with diligent movement and brilliant technique. However, Ronaldo failed to score a goal.
It’s not that there wasn’t a chance. In the 42nd minute of the first half with the score trailing 0-1, Ronaldo put his head to a cross from the right, but was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper.
Also, in the 19th minute of the second half when the score was 0-2, Ronaldo took a free kick from the left corner of the penalty area and hit a right-footed shot, but it missed.
Afterwards, Al Nasr recovered a goal in the 22nd minute of the second half, but gave the opponent a chance to counterattack in the 3rd minute of extra time in the second half, and eventually allowed the third goal.In the end, Al Nasr lost 1-3 even after signing Ronaldo, who won the 5th Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo’s performance did not work in the Middle East either.