Against Al-Ittihad

    Cristiano Ronaldo has missed the first title chance with his new club Al-Nassr. In the semifinals of the Saudi Super Cup, the Portuguese lost with his team against the Al-Ittihad Club 1:3 (0:2) and missed the final after a poor performance. The 37-year-old also has to wait for his first competitive goal in the desert state.

    Although the multiple world footballer led his team as captain, it was not enough to score again. In the meantime, Ronaldo had the opportunity to make it 1-1 in the first half, but was unable to take advantage of his only dangerous move. Goals from Romarinho (15′) and Abderrazak Hamdallah (43′) gave Al-Ittihad a 2-0 lead before Talisca (67′) brought them back. Muhannad Shanqeeti marked the final score in stoppage time (90′ + 3′).

    It was Ronaldo’s second competitive game for Al-Nassr. At its debut, the leaders in the league had lost 1-0 to Al-Ettifaq. After his contract with Manchester United ended in winter, Ronaldo switched to Al-Nassr, where he signed a contract for two and a half years. According to media reports, including advertising revenue, he should get the equivalent of around 200 million euros per season.

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