Altercation Ensues Minutes After Cristiano Ronaldo’s Goal as Al Nassr Star Banished Due to Fight With Coach Luis Castro

Published 10/05/2023, 12:11 AM EDT

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been on fire this season! The Portuguese has led the charge for Al Nassr from the front, with the club establishing strong momentum with ten consecutive wins. However, it seems like not everyone is happy at Al Nassr, with one of CR7’s teammates locking horns with manager Luis Castro just minutes after his skipper scored the winning goal against Al Raed. However, his actions did not go down well with the manager, who exiled him from the first team.

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Despite the recent incident, Al Nassr has kept itself in the winning mind space. The team has emerged as one of the top contenders for the Saudi Pro League title and will be hoping to keep winning, regardless of any unsavory incidents.

Ronaldo’s teammate exiled from the Al Nassr squad after the Luis Castro fight

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It is being reported that Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem and Al Nassr head coach Luis Castro had a heated exchange following the game against Al Raed. The player and the manager got into a dispute just minutes after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal for his side. Following the incident, Al-Sulaiheem has been removed from Al Nassr’s first-team squad.

Al-Sulaiheem is likely to be frustrated with the lack of playing time, with the midfielder making just four appearances for the side. Luis Castro has not found the need to utilize the player, with Al-Sulaiheem playing just 84 minutes in the Saudi Pro League. His only start came against Al Ettifaq in August.

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Al Nassr will look to put all the drama behind them as they face Abha in their upcoming encounter. Since the consecutive losses in August, Cristiano Ronaldo and his men have been on a roll and will hope to get a big win over rather tame opponents.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. look to extend their winning run

Al Nassr has been on fire, with the team securing 10 consecutive victories following their defeat against Al Taawon in August. Cristiano Ronaldo has led the charge from the front, with the Portuguese finding the back of the net 11 times while making 6 assists. The Al Nassr skipper will hope that the team can continue to build on their momentum when they face Abha in their upcoming encounter.

Cristiano and his men are currently placed fourth on the points table with 18 points from 8 games. The side is four points behind Al Tawoon, who are currently top of the table with 22 points. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be surely backing his chances against Abha, with the side languishing amongst the bottom three.

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With the two sides set to lock horns tomorrow, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese talisman is leading the charge for the SPL Golden Boot, and the game against Abha could give him the chance to increase the difference between him and his competitors. Do you think Ronaldo will win the Saudi Pro League Golden Boot this season? Let us know in the comments below.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been a football fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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