Fans shocked by Cristiano Ronaldo’s elegant gesture towards his ailing team-mate… but it backfires terribly

FANS were shocked by Cristiano Ronaldo’s noble gesture in Al-Nassr’s victory over Al-Shabab.

The Portuguese star scored a hat-trick in the game but offered Abdulrahman Ghareeb a chance to score when his side were awarded a penalty.

Fans were shocked when Cristiano Ronaldo confidently gave his team-mate a chance to take a penalty

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Fans were shocked when Cristiano Ronaldo confidently gave his team-mate a chance to take a penaltyPhoto credit: Twitter
Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick by giving away the penalty

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Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick by giving away the penaltyPhoto credit: Twitter
Ronaldo was seen cheering for his team-mate as he prepared to take the penalty

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Ronaldo was seen cheering for his team-mate as he prepared to take the penaltyPhoto credit: Twitter

Ghareeb has struggled this season, failing to score in his four appearances.

But in the 63rd minute, with Al-Nassr leading 3-0, Ronaldo, who was incredibly goal-hungry, gave him a golden opportunity to break free.

Ronaldo is, of course, Al-Nassr’s regular penalty taker – and had already scored TWICE from the penalty spot in the first half of the game.

The 38-year-old Manchester United legend and team-mate Sadio Mane, who also scored in the first half, even played cheerleaders as they urged fans to support Ghareeb as he stood over the ball.

However, disaster struck when Ghareeb slammed his penalty into the post.

Ronaldo may have regretted his decision as he failed to score again in the 4-0 win, missing a chance for a second hat-trick in a week.

But surprised fans took to social media to praise him for giving him the opportunity to score away from home.

One fan tweeted: “Cristiano Ronaldo could have scored a hat trick but he decided to give his penalty to a struggling teammate instead.”

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“Keep this in mind next time the media tells you Ronaldo is obsessed with stats and records.”

A second wrote: “My humble goat 🐐.”

A third commented: “King mentality.”

A fourth said: “Ronaldo and Mane ask Al-Nassr fans to support Ghareeb in penalty shoot-out.”

Mane was also involved in an altercation with an Al Shabab player after struggling for a ball.

ClareFora

ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@dailynationtoday.com.

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