Al-Nassr’s defeat to Al-Wehda in the semi-finals of the King Cup left Cristiano Ronaldo visibly devastated, as Jean-David Beauguel’s goal proved decisive despite Al-Wehda being down to 10 men early in the second half.
In the closing minutes of the game, Ronaldo almost equalized and forced extra time, but his shot hit the crossbar.
VIDEO: Ronaldo hits bar vs Al-Wehda
Al-Nassr are knocked out in the semifinal of the King Cup of Champions after losing 1-0 to 10-man Al-Wehda.
Cristiano Ronaldo was so close to an equalizer with this chance 😳
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 24, 2023
After the match, Ronaldo was seen on his knees, visibly devastated by Al-Nassr’s defeat.
The team has experienced a string of losses, including the Riyadh Super Cup and the Saudi Super Cup, and has fallen to second place in the league.
In addition to the team’s struggles, Ronaldo has now gone three games without scoring.
This means that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has not won a trophy in two years, with his last victory coming in 2021 with Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction to defeat in King Cup
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) April 24, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo & Al-Nassr lose against 10-man Al-Wehda in the King Cup of Champions semi-final 😬 pic.twitter.com/31FCrbOJO8
— GOAL (@goal) April 24, 2023
Though his reaction at full-time did not hide his feelings, Ronaldo also made his discontent known at half-time.
With his side trailing, Ronaldo was filmed trudging off the pitch and remonstrating with his own coaches.
Al-Nassr are currently manager-less after Rudi Garcia was let go earlier this month. The Frenchman had been in charge for less than a year but left with the club trailing Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro-League.
VIDEO: Ronaldo fumes at Al-Nassr coaching staff
Cristiano Ronaldo fumes at his own bench as Al-Nassr go in behind at half-time 😳pic.twitter.com/gC3nzkgTzR
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) April 24, 2023
While Al-Nassr are now out of the King Cup, there is still a chance they could win the league title.
And away from domestic football, Ronaldo is still going strong with Portugal – scoring four times during the last international break.
Al-Nassr’s next game against Al-Raed on April 28.