Ronaldo avoids red card as Al Nassr lose again (

Ronaldo avoids red card as Al Nassr lose again

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Cristiano Ronaldo avoided a potential red card after pulling down an opponent by the neck during Al Nassr’s 20 defeat to rivals AlHilal on Tuesday.

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo scored two penalties for Al Hilal, condemning Al Nassr to their third defeat of the season and providing a serious dent to their hopes of winning the Saudi Pro League title.

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With his side down 10 on 56 minutes, Ronaldo was chasing a high ball when he jumped and landed on the back of an opposing player before putting his arm around his neck and dragging him to the floor.

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Al Nassr lost the Saudi Super Cup final to Al Ittihad in January but have not beaten their closest rivals, Al Ittihad, Al Hilal or Al Shabab, in the league this season.

However, the Portugal international was shown only a yellow card by former Premier League referee Michael Oliver.

The defeat only adds to Al Nassr’s recent woes.

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