Ronaldo’s Comical Response to Al Hilal Player’s Confrontation
During the recent clash between Al Hilal and Al Nassr at the King Fahd International Stadium, tensions ran high as the two rival teams faced off in the Riyadh derby. Notably, an incident occurred in the first half when Ali Al-Bulayhi from Al Hilal engaged Cristiano Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, in what seemed like a confrontational gesture, gesturing fiercely at the Portuguese star.
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Ronaldo, in a composed manner, responded by gesturing towards his ear, indicating he couldn’t hear Al-Bulayhi’s provocations. This incident quickly garnered attention on social media, with fans sharing their reactions. Some commented on the unknown player attempting to challenge Ronaldo, while others humorously suggested that the player might have simply wanted a photo with the football icon.
Moreover, many noted that Al-Bulayhi had previously been involved in an altercation with Lionel Messi during the Qatar World Cup when Saudi Arabia secured a memorable victory against the eventual champions, Argentina.
The match concluded with Al Hilal securing a 3-0 victory, thanks to goals from Sergej Milinković-Savić and Aleksandar Mitrović. Ronaldo’s impressive goal was unfortunately disallowed due to a narrow offside decision. Additionally, Al-Bulayhi received a red card for dissent in injury time.