Al-Nassr are out from the Saudi King Cup of Champions. After a 1-0 semifinal loss to a 10-man Al-Wehda side on Monday night they are eliminated from the league.
Jean-David Beauguel scored the game’s only goal for Al-Wheda in the 23rd minute. Abdullah Al-Hafith got red card early in the second half.
Despite only needing a goal and being up a man for the final 40 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nassr were unable to find the back of the net.
Munir Mohamedi stopped the former Real Madrid and Manchester United player’s only shot of the contest, a close-range attempt in the first half. When speaking to the coaching staff in the locker room, he was shaking his head angrily and raising his voice.
The Saudi Pro League’s top team, Al Ittihad, lost to Al Hilal by 1-0 on Sunday. But they were unable to defeat an Al-Wehda team they had defeated 4-0 on February 9. At that match Ronaldo had all four goals. Al-Nassr had probably anticipated an easy path to the final, where they would face Al Hilal.
Al-Nassr are out of the King Cup (Saudi Arabian Cup) and Super Cup
Ronaldo, who moved to Saudi Arabia at the end of last year, has had a difficult season, with Al Nassr sitting second in the table behind Al Ittihad as the season nears its conclusion.
The out-of-date Ronaldo joined Al Nassr in December after falling out with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, and he had few opportunities to play elsewhere before joining the Saudi club.
Several times, Ronaldo has let his emotions get the better of him. Most recently, in last Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Al Hilal, he tackled an opponent with a flying headlock.
With six games remaining, Al Nassr is three points behind leaders Al Ittihad.