The 37-year-old Portugal international, five-times Ballon D’Or winner, had a couple of chances to score but was well shackled by the Al Ittihad defence for most of the match.
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The match has come as the Portugal forward gears up for his first game in Saudi Arabia since joining Al Nassr.
“Al Nassr FC would like to clarify that contrary to news reports, Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr does not entail commitments to any World Cup bids,” a statement read.
The 37-year-old had been available on a free transfer following his release from Manchester United at the end of November.
Qatar 2022 has turned out to be the most expensive World Cup tournament so far, with the tiny, oil-rich Middle Eastern country shelling over $200 billion to host the competition.
His mother, Dolores Aveiro, recounts in her book, Mother Courage, how she wanted to abort foetus Ronaldo as a result of poverty and her husband’s struggle with alcohol.
Ronaldo is currently on the lookout for a new club after departing Manchester United by mutual consent following his scathing interview with Piers Morgan.
The attacker replaced Cristiano Ronaldo for their Round of 16 World Cup clash against Switzerland in Qatar
The Eagle Online recalls that Morocco shocked the world when it defeated Portugal in a quarterfinal match.
Morocco earned a shock 1-0 quarter-final victory over Portugal, the north Africans’ joy the stark opposite of Ronaldo’s misery.
Ronaldo was dropped from the starting XI for Portugal’s last-16 contest with Switzerland on Tuesday, and his replacement, Goncalo Ramos, scored three times during the national side’s 6-1 win.
The 37-year-old left Manchester United last month after his fractured relationship with club chiefs worsened.
Ronaldo was taken off 65 minutes into their final group-stage defeat and has denied directing an outburst towards his coach.
The Portuguese superstar looks to have finally found himself a new club following his dramatic exit from Manchester United just two days before the start of the World Cup.
Both teams had advanced into the next round with the result in the last group stage clash at the spectacular Qatar 2022.
Manchester United mutually terminated Ronaldo’s contract following an explosive interview given to Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old departed English Premier League club, Manchester United, by mutual consent earlier this month.
The 37-year-old was released by Manchester United earlier this week following his shock interview with Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old is now officially a free agent, having had his contract at Manchester United terminated.
Recall that following an incident that occurred in April when Ronaldo smashed a fan’s phone at Goodison Park after Man United lost to Everton last season, the FA have now concluded their investigation and handed Ronaldo his punishment.