Ronaldo paid the price after his excessive temper
The situation that led to Ronaldo’s yellow card came in the extra time of the first half. At that time, Al Nassr organized a counter-attack and the Portuguese striker was passing the ball through the opponent’s field. His teammates were also present at the top ready for a dangerous attack.
However, the referee immediately blew the whistle to end the half. This makes the 38-year-old striker frustrated. He couldn’t keep his composure when he waved his hand in protest, then picked up the ball and kicked it hard with words of complaint.
The referee immediately gave Ronaldo a yellow card. Even after receiving a warning, the captain of Al Narss continued to wave his hand and complain.
This is the second match that the Portuguese striker has not kept his composure. Before that, he also lacked restraint when throwing the captain’s armband or kicking water bottles after Al Nassr’s loss to Al Ittihad. Ronaldo scored 8 goals and 2 assists in February but remained “quietly silent” in this March.
In the match last night (March 14), the former Real Madrid star was substituted for the first time by coach Rudi Garcia before the match was over.
On the way off the field, he expressed his dissatisfaction with 3 consecutive matches without scoring. In 87 minutes on the field, Ronaldo did not have a shot on target.
With Al Nassr, they got a 3-1 victory and won a ticket to the semi-finals of the King’s Cup against Al Wehda. Ronaldo and his teammates will continue to face Abha, round 21 of the Saudi Pro League on March 18.