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Ronaldo walks off to ‘Messi, Messi’ chants as team lose 0-3

Updated on: 03 December,2023 07:51 AM IST  |  Riyadh
AP , PTI |

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner may have finished on the losing team—Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice after fellow Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic opened Al-Hilal—but Ronaldo still remains the focus of attention in Saudi Arabian football

Ronaldo walks off to ‘Messi, Messi’ chants as team lose 0-3

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Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field with the gleeful chants of “Messi, Messi, Messi” ringing in his ears from delighted Al-Hilal fans who had just watched their Saudi Pro League team beat the Portugal superstar’s Al-Nassr 3-0 in the Riyadh Derby on Friday.


The five-time Ballon d’Or winner may have finished on the losing team—Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice after fellow Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic opened Al-Hilal—but Ronaldo still remains the focus of attention in Saudi Arabian football.


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When Ronaldo warmed up, there were cheers from the several thousand away fans, many of whom had No. 7 on their backs, and jeers from the masses of home supporters. But even in those hostile sections, parents pointed out the football great to sons and daughters.

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