Ronaldo 'Punished' After Losing Cool In Saudi Arabia

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was at the centre of controversy as he was once again seen losing his cool during an Al Nassr game in Saudi Arabia – here is what happened. 

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The 38-year-old went a third consecutive game without scoring in the Middle East on Tuesday as Al Nassr beat Abha 3-1 in their King Cup quarter-final tie. 

Perhaps eager to get on the scoresheet for the first time since February, Ronaldo appeared to lose his temper when the referee blew the half-time whistle just as the five-time Ballon d'Or broke away for a counter attack. 

Two minutes had been added by the match official at the end of the first half, with the referee blowing the whistle at 47 minutes and 24 seconds, according to the Mirror

Ronaldo's behaviour, which included angry gestures and the kicking of the ball in frustration, was therefore considered disorderly by the man in charge who showed the former Manchester United forward a yellow card. 

This latest incident follows on from last week Thursday after the Portuguese ripped off his captain's armband and stormed down the tunnel following a defeat to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League.

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