Cristiano Ronaldo was left very animated after he went over following a rash tackle and neither the referee or the VAR gave a penalty to Al-Nassr during their 4-0 win over Al-Raed in Saudi Pro League.
Al-Nassr were leading Al-Raed 2-0 when the incident occurred at the 56-minute mark.
Ronaldo made a direct run into the penalty area from the left before attempting to shoot. But before he could hit the ball, Al-Raed defender Mubarak Abdulrahman Al Rajeh tackled him, and Ronaldo tumbled to the ground. He immediately appealed for a penalty, but he was left furious when the referee denied his claims.
Cristiano Ronaldo left FUMING after not being awarded a penalty in Al-Nassr's 4-0 win
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He then slammed the floor in frustration as his teammates continued to appeal.
However, following a VAR check, the referee’s decision was not overturned.
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Ronaldo, who joined on a contract estimated to be worth more than $220 million, had looked disgruntled in recent weeks as Al Nassr failed to score in three straight games.
After the dismissal of coach Rudi Garcia, Al Nassr were knocked out of the King Cup by lowly Al Wahda and, having also lost the Super Cup title, are looking at the prospect of finishing the season without any silverware.Top Sports News Now
Ronaldo’s smile was back on Friday, however, as he celebrated a fourth-minute headed goal in trademark fashion.
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With five matches remaining this season, Al Nassr remain second in the league, three points behind leaders Al Ittihad having played a game more than their rivals.© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd