Things keep getting worse for Cristiano Ronaldo with each passing day. The Al Nassr skipper is presently facing disciplinary action after he was outraged against Al Hilal in the semifinals of the Saudi Super Cup. Cristiano lost his calm during the contest as fans witnessed him elbowing Ali Al-Bulaihi in the second half, which saw him pick up a red card. The player didn’t seem pleased with the decision and tried to protest against the referee’s decision. Something that hasn’t gone down well with the Saudi Arabian soccer authorities.

Despite Al Nassr’s repeated attempts to appeal against the red card, it seems like the Saudi Arabian Football Association will stand its ground with its verdict. Cristiano Ronaldo was slapped with a two-game ban earlier this week, which will see him miss the team’s Saudi Pro League fixtures against Al Feiha and Al Khaleej. Well, the player’s troubles haven’t stopped, as the federation has now imposed a $5300 fine on the Al Nassr skipper for his behavior against the match official.


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While this is an enormous blow to Al Nassr, the team will be glad to get their captain before the Kings Cup semifinals. Meanwhile, despite the recent disciplinary action, Cristiano Ronaldo is making the most of his time away from the game. The Al Nassr skipper was spotted enjoying a private trip to the beach with Georgina Rodriguez last week, just days after the two shared photographs of costing up in the gym. Cristiano is expected to join his teammates in the coming weeks as the team prepares to lift their first title this season.

Can Cristiano Ronaldo lead Al Nassr to the Kings Cup title?

Al Nassr & Cristiano Ronaldo have faced a fair share of heartbreaks this season. The side has already missed the chance of lifting three major titles, including the AFC Champions League. The Saudi Pro League too hasn’t gone according to the team’s plans, with Luis Castro’s side 12 points behind table-toppers Al Hilal. Al Nassr’s only chance at a trophy might be the King’s Cup, with the team still alive in the competition. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and his men won’t have it easy for the title, with Al Hilal still in contention for the trophy.

The Portuguese skipper has been the driving force behind the team’s success, bagging the most clubs for the club. On the other hand, the performance of other players on the team has been disappointing in recent matches, intensifying the pressure on the team. It will be interesting to see if Cristiano Ronaldo can help the team get their hands around a title or go another year without winning anything with the team.

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Saurabh Saket


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Saurabh Saket is a Soccer Writer at EssentiallySports. He is a passionate Borussia Dortmund fan despite them not lifting the league title in the last twelve years. This writing machine wants to make a difference with his proficiency in journalism.
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Jacob Gijy