Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr could not defy the temptation to motion five-times Ballon D'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo successful January, but though the prolific Portuguese guardant scored an awesome fig of goals, they finished the play empty-handed.
Ronaldo's hopes of silverware ended connected Saturday arsenic Al-Ittihad clinched the league rubric for the archetypal clip since 2009 with 1 lucifer to spare.
Ronaldo near Manchester United past twelvemonth pursuing an explosive tv interrogation successful which helium said helium felt betrayed by the nine and did not respect their Dutch manager Erik 10 Hag.
Al-Nassr stepped successful to motion him until 2025 successful a woody reportedly worthy much than 200 cardinal euros ($214.61 million) to marque him the world's highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes.
He scored 14 goals successful 16 league games but failed to nett during a 1-1 gully with Al-Ettifaq connected Saturday successful which helium was substituted. Real Madrid's all-time starring scorer failed to impressment successful respective cardinal matches, often taking retired his vexation connected his teammates.
The archetypal trophy to gaffe from his grasp was the Saudi Super Cup erstwhile his squad mislaid 3-1 to Al-Ittihad successful the semi-finals successful January. "It is not casual to accommodate successful the archetypal five, six oregon 7 games. Everyone knows my movements present and I americium opening to recognize the movements of the remainder of the players. Step by measurement we tin scope higher levels," Ronaldo said.
Al-Nassr suffered a dense stroke successful the league rubric contention connected March 9 erstwhile they mislaid 1-0 to Al-Ittihad, Brazilian Romarinho scoring the winning extremity and overshadowing Ronaldo. After a gully with Al-Fayha past month, Al-Nassr sacked manager Rudi Garcia amid reports of disagreements with the players, hitting the team's hopes of winning the rubric for the archetypal clip since 2019.
Al-Nassr past mislaid 2-0 to arch-rivals Al-Hilal earlier a astonishment 1-0 decision by lowly Al-Wehda successful the King's Cup semi-finals. That near the 38-year-old Ronaldo's hopes of winning a trophy babelike connected Al-Ittihad stumbling successful the league and that did not happen.
Al Nassr's failings were not each Ronaldo's fault, of course, though his beingness appeared to impact his teammate Anderson Talisca with the Brazilian scoring 11 goals successful 11 games earlier Ronaldo's accomplishment and 7 successful 11 alongside him