Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off for the first time

Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr, 39) has been sent off for the first time since joining Saudi Arabia.

Al Nasr lost the Saudi Super Cup semifinals of the 2023-2024 season to Al Hilal 2-1 on Monday (Sept. 9) at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia. Al Nasr, who finished second (65 points) in the league, well behind leader Al Hilal (77 points), also reached the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League, and with the loss of their last hope, the Super Cup, the club is likely to finish the season without a title.

It was Ronaldo, the ‘Ace’, who dampened Al Nasr’s hopes. Ronaldo started in a back three alongside Sadio Mane and Otavio. Ronaldo responded to Al Hilal’s attack in the first half with a counterattack. But Al Hilal were stronger. Salem Al Dawasari opened the scoring in the 16th minute off a pass from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Eleven minutes later, 스포츠토토 Malcolm doubled the lead with a header.

Late in the second half, with the offense struggling to find a groove, Ronaldo got into trouble.

In the 39th minute of the second half, Ronaldo had a rough collision with an opponent while trying to collect a ball off the sideline. Ronaldo made an annoyed gesture and elbowed Ali Al-Bulaihi. The referee showed Ronaldo a red card. It was Ronaldo’s first red card since his move to Al Nasr. Since his move to Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo has received 11 yellow cards.

In his excitement, Ronaldo crossed the line. After receiving the red card, he was seen raising his fist to punch the referee. “Ronaldo had the worst day of his life,” said the UK’s Daily Sport. Al Nasr didn’t back down after Ronaldo’s ejection, pulling a goal back. Mane scored just before the end, but that was it, as Al Hilal sailed past Al Nasr to advance to the Super Cup final.

Ronaldo is still in scoring form. He has scored 29 goals in the league this season, including back-to-back hat tricks in his last two games. The gap between him and second-place Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal) is seven goals. If Ronaldo wins the top scorer award in Saudi Arabia, he will have accomplished the remarkable feat of being the top scorer in four different leagues: the English Premier League, Spanish Primera Liga, and Italian Serie A.

According to Score90,

Ronaldo leads all league scorers in the world this season with 47 goals in 47 games for both national and club teams in 2023-2024. 무료 슬롯 He surpassed Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) and Harry Kane (Bayern Munich). Mbappe has 44 goals in 45 games and Kane has 41 goals in 41 games.

But the temper is still there. Ronaldo has been known to respond to mocking boos from fans with obscene behavior, and on this day, he was in the news again for punching an opponent and threatening the referee.

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