Another disappointing preseason outcome for Cristiano Ronaldo came when Al-Nassr was defeated by Benfica. Benfica’s victory was over Cristiano Ronaldo’s team. This time, Benfica was the team that was responsible for the loss.
On Thursday, July 20, the 38-year-old player took part in more than two-thirds of Al-Nassr’s game, which ultimately resulted in a loss by the score of 4-1. The one and only chance that came his way was a result of careless handling of a chip.
Angel Di Maria, his former teammate at Real Madrid, utterly floored everyone with his performance and stole the show, as reported by SportBIBLE. He was the one who snatched the attention.
The Argentine broke the game’s deadlock after 23 minutes and went on to make an indelible mark on the game.
Nonetheless, it was an excellent practice for coach Luis Castro as he steps up Al-Nassr’s pre-season preparations ahead of what looks to be an exciting 2023-24 Saudi Pro League season.
Fans react to Ronaldo’s gesture
While Ronaldo has been chastised for his poor performance thus far, his gesture following the Benfica defeat may well make up for it.
For the eighth time in his storied career, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward was involved with a pitch invader.
Despite staring at the icy hands of a crushing defeat, CR7 found time to pay attention to a die-hard fan who entered the pitch to take a selfie with his idol.