“We know we can count on you” Cristiano Ronaldo sends message of gratitude to Al Nassr fans following bottle kick incident

In a shocking turn of events, Cristiano Ronaldo and his side Al-Nassr lost their top-of-the-table spot to Al-Ittihad as they get narrowly defeated in an away fixture this Thursday. The 5 times Ballon d’Or winner specifically had a struggling night, as he managed to land only one shot at the opponent’s goal.

The home side managed to keep a clean sheet after Romarinho’s goal 10 minutes before the final whistle. As a result, Al-Ittihad is now at top of the table, and Al-Nassr is trailing them by a point.

Since his Al-Nassr debut, the Portuguese superstar has performed exceptionally. He has remained goalless in two straight games, though, and Thursday night was especially underwhelming for him. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

How did Cristiano Ronaldo react to the loss?

The Portuguese superstar often loses his temper on the pitch, and Thursday night was no exception. Losing the top spot to title contenders made him visibly angry. As he was walking to the tunnel, he kicked a few water bottles lying at the side of the pitch. A few of his teammates came forward to comfort him. 

On top of that, there were constant “Messi” chants from the opposition crowd. Fans have often used this tactic to taunt and frustrate Cristiano Ronaldo, and Thursday night was no exception.

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He later reflected on his disappointment in Twitter and thanked Al-Nassr fans for their support. “Thank you Al Nassr fans for your support, we know we can count on you!” he posted along with a group photo of the team talking in a circle on the pitch.


Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed sportsman on social media, with over 558 Million followers on Instagram and over 107 Million followers on Twitter. He is also one of the most accomplished footballers to ever exist, winning 5 Ballon d’Ors, 5 Champions Leagues, 1 Euro, 3 English Premier League titles, 2 Laliga titles, 2 Serie A titles, 2 Copa Del Rey, 3 UEFA Supercups, 4 FIFA Club World Cups, and 1 UEFA Nations League. He is also the current record holder of most international goals with 118 goals in 196 appearances.

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Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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