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Ronaldo in tears after Saudi King’s Cup closing defeat

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Cristiano Ronaldo was in floods of tears after his Al Nassr facet misplaced the King’s Cup closing to Al Hilal on penalties late on Friday, extending his Saudi Arabian trophy drought.

The Portuguese celebrity, whose arrival final 12 months unleashed a flood of prime gamers to the oil-funded Saudi Pro League, slumped to the bottom as Al Hilal celebrated.

Ronaldo, 39, then slowly walked off the pitch and sat within the dug-out with tears streaming down his face.

In a tempestuous match that noticed three pink playing cards, together with one for Al Nassr’s ex-Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, Ayman Yahya scored within the 88th minute to cancel out Al Hilal’s early strike by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

But Al Hilal triumphed 5-4 within the shoot-out to finish the Saudi treble after additionally successful the Super Cup and the Saudi Pro League, ending unbeaten in home motion.

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This season Al Hilal, with star signing Neymar injured since October, put collectively a document, 34-match successful streak in all competitions.

Al Nassr, who had been second within the league behind Al Hilal, and misplaced to the identical workforce within the Super Cup, missed out as soon as once more regardless of the prolific Ronaldo, who scored a Pro League-record 35 objectives.

His sole silverware to date with the Riyadh membership is final 12 months’s Arab Club Champions Cup.

Ronaldo’s contract stated to web him 400 million euros over two-and-a-half years, runs out on the finish of subsequent season.


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