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Tuesday May 28, 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo banned again, faces fine for using 'excessive force'

Al-Nassr striker struck elbow of opponent Ali Al-Bulaihi

By Web Desk
April 09, 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo banned for disgraceful behaviour. — FCBN/File
Cristiano Ronaldo banned for "disgraceful behaviour". — FCBN/File

The Saudi Super Cup semifinal match between Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal ended with the Portuguese star losing his cool.

With four minutes remaining, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was sent off for elbowing Ali Al-Bulaihi, according to Goal.

As per the match referee's report, Ronaldo struck an opponent with "excessive force," which resulted in his dismissal.

The 39-year-old, who never goes out of style, vehemently disagreed with the judgement and made his point before making his way out the tunnel.

Al-Riyadiya claims that Ronaldo will now suffer a two-match suspension. Because of his acts, he will also have to pay a fine of 20,000 riyals.

He just got back from a ban that was imposed for reacting angrily to opposition supporters' insults of "Messi."

Al-Nassr was defeated 2-1 by Al-Hilal in their semi-final match. They will play Al Feiha and Al-Khaleej in their next two Saudi Pro League matches.

On May 1, they will play the second of those two teams in the King Cup of Champions semifinals. Ronaldo will be eligible to play again in 2024, when they will try to win more significant victories..