Cristiano Ronaldo emitted his frustration when he hit a pile of water bottles on the touchline after Al-Nassr’s defeat on Thursday night. The 38-year-old played the full game as Al-Nassr suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of title rivals Al-Ittihad, dropping them to second in the table. All eyes were on Ronaldo to make the difference between Saudi Arabia’s top two teams but the striker failed to score in the second game in a row.
And after blowing the final whistle and confirming Ronaldo’s first league defeat at Al-Nassr, the Portuguese star put on a frustrated figure. In a video now going viral on social media, the former Man United striker can be seen shaking his head in disappointment after the final whistle.
Despite being comforted by a team-mate, Ronaldo was still visibly upset with the outcome of the game and continued to wave his arms. Read More: LeBron highlights his relationship with Lakers teammates Anthony Davis, per Colin Cowherd
As the Al-Nassr team slowly made their way to the sidelines. Ronaldo increased his pace before charginginto a group of water bottles standing on the sidelines. Some of the bottles were flying around and the striker even managed to dig up part of the pitch while shaking his leg in anger. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner walked down the tunnel with a disgusted look on his face as fans cheered his name from the stands.
The 38-year-old struggled to make an impact throughout the game and failed to inspire his team to victory in the deserved defeat. In the first half without real quality, the hosts had the best chances but couldn’t find the counterattack.
Ronaldo’s quick kick before the break was saved by Al Ittihad goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe, but the Portuguese star was ruled offside. Knowing they needed a win to get past their opponents, Al-Ittihad took the lead after the break as they headed for the opener. Brazil star Romainho had a clear volley off the line but didn’t miss ten minutes from time. A 1-0 defeat by Al-Ittihad, led by former Tottenham and Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, proved costly as Al-Nassr dropped to second in the table.