Cristiano Ronaldo and the entire Al-Nassr were up against Al-Ettifaq in a crucial football match on Tuesday, but it appeared to have come at a wrong time. 

Just few days after Lionel Messi was crowned ‘GOAT’ for the 8th time, Ronaldo needed to make a mark on his side of the world to keep his name in the mind of his fans, while talks on Messi spread.

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Ronaldo Attempts To Silence Messi Chants From Al-Ettifaq Fans
Cristiano Ronaldo

But fans of Al-Ettifaq were not willing to let him reign in their stadium.

The two Saudi Pro League heavyweights came head-to-head in the King Cup of Champions round of 16, where an extra time Sadio Mane goal secured a narrow win for Ronaldo’s side.

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The Portugal star – who also appeared to mock the away supporters at the full-time whistle – responded to chants mid-game hailing Messi, hitting back with a “shh” gesture and seemingly indicating for them to settle down.

It is not the first time Ronaldo’s eternal footballing rival has been used by opposing fans.

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However, Tuesday’s taunts certainly carried more weight after Messi celebrated that historic Ballon d’Or on Monday.

This was something which prompted a surprising reaction from the Al-Nassr forward.

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However, the 38-year-old will lead his side out when they host Al-Khaleej on Saturday, where he will look to add to his impressive 17 goal involvements in 10 league matches.

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