During a recent football match between Al Nassr and Al Ettifaq in the Saudi Arabia Cup, an interesting situation occurred. Some Al Ettifaq fans kept shouting “Messi, Messi, Messi” to provoke Cristiano Ronaldo, who was playing for Al Nassr. In response, Ronaldo turned to the fan group and made a gesture asking them to be quiet. This action caused some controversy. Earlier, the Portuguese superstar had also attracted attention when he interacted with a post mocking Messi’s eighth Ballon d’Or win.
Ronaldo showed his love for Messi by requesting that fans stop chanting his name during a recent match. In the game, Ronaldo’s team, Al Nassr, played with one less player after their star striker Talisca was sent off at the end of the first half. This made it difficult for the home team, who had to play extra time after the score remained 0-0 for 90 minutes. However, Sadio Mane scored the winning goal in the second half of extra time, securing Al Nassr’s place in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup. They will have four days of rest before facing Al Khaleej in the Saudi Arabian league this weekend.
Mane scored the only goal for Al Nassr against Al Ettifaq.