Even in Saudi Arabia, Lionel Messi fans are making themselves heard. The day after the eighth Ballon d'Or won by "la Pulga", supporters of Al-Ettifaq chanted his name in the stands on Tuesday during the round of 16 of the King of Champions Cup on the lawn of Al- Nassr, club of a certain… Cristiano Ronaldo. Hearing the chants in honor of his eternal Argentinian rival, the Portuguese striker - who made fun of his distinction obtained at the Châtelet theater - turned to the stand to ask the supporters to be silent with the finger in front his mouth. Before calling them in turn at the final whistle.
For good reason, Al-Nassr won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Senegalese Sadio Mané. The opportunity for CR7 to come and taunt the fans of Al-Ettifaq by greeting them with a wave of the hand. Ultra-decisive since his arrival last January in the Saudi championship (14 goals and 8 assists in 15 matches in all competitions), the former Real Madrid star aims to win the King of Champions Cup, a competition where he failed in the semi-final last April.
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