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Cristiano Ronaldo in tears as Al-Nassr losses The King’s Cup final

Match was marked by controversy
Ronaldo slumped to the ground after Al Nassr’s defeat. AFP
Ronaldo slumped to the ground after Al Nassr’s defeat. AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo gets emotional on the loss of Al-Nassr against Al-Hilal team. Photo via Instagram
Cristiano Ronaldo gets emotional on the loss of Al-Nassr against Al-Hilal team. Photo via Instagram

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was left in tears after his team Al-Nassr lost the King’s Cup final to rivals Al-Hilal in a penalty shootout on Friday.

The match ended 1-1 after regulation time, with Aleksander Mitrovic opening the scoring for Al-Hilal in the 7th minute before Ayman Yahya equalized for Al-Nassr in the 88th minute. The game then went to penalties, where Al-Hilal prevailed 5-4.

Ronaldo, who joined Al-Nassr earlier this year, was inconsolable after the loss, with video footage showing the 38-year-old crying on the pitch and on the bench as he received his runner-up medal.

The match was marked by controversy, with both teams reduced to 10 men after the red cards shown to Al-Nassr goalkeeper David Ospina and Al-Hilal defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Ali Al-Bulaihi. However, Al-Hilal goalkeeper Yassine Bonou was the hero, making crucial saves during the penalty shootout to deny Ronaldo and his teammates the trophy.

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Despite the heartbreak, Ronaldo’s passion and emotion showcased his desire to win even at this stage of his illustrious career. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be hoping to bounce back and lead Al-Nassr to success in the upcoming season.

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