Cristiano Ronaldo demands a referee is substituted after team-mate Talisca's goal was ruled out during Al-Nassr's King Cup of Champions win against Al-Ettifaq... with the Brazilian sent off moments later

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  • Al-Nassr won 1-0 against Al-Ettifaq successful a bad-tempered cup lucifer successful Saudi Arabia 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was angered by nan capacity of nan referee successful nan match 
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By Michael Pavitt For Mailonline

Published: 14:13 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 18:59 EDT, 31 October 2023

A furious Cristiano Ronaldo gestured for nan referee to beryllium substituted during Al-Nassr's 1-0 triumph complete Al-Ettifaq successful nan King Cup of Champions quarter-finals.

Ronaldo had been angered by nan capacity of nan referee successful nan closing stages of nan first half of nan match.

His team-mate Talisca had appeared to person fixed Al-Nassr nan lead successful stoppage clip astatine nan extremity of nan first half.


The Brazilian's turned successful a transverse astatine nan backmost post, pinch his effort initially awarded by Chilean referee Piero Maza.

His effort was chalked disconnected pursuing a VAR review, pinch Ronaldo adjudged to person been offside and interfering pinch play.

Cristiano Ronaldo was seen gesturing for nan referee to beryllium substituted during nan match 

Roanldo had been angered by nan determination to norm retired an Al-Nassr extremity successful nan first half

Ronaldo signalled to nan chair for a substitution, earlier pointing astatine nan referee.

Maza was forced to make different determination involving Talisca moments later, pinch nan referee booking nan Al-Nassr subordinate aft catching an force pinch his near arm.

Another VAR reappraisal led to nan yellowish paper being upgraded to a red, with Talisca adjudged to person struck retired pinch his arm.

Ronaldo had earlier been booked successful nan first half for dissent towards nan referee aft nan 38-year-old had seen an entreaty for a free-kick waved away.

The Portuguese prima avoided a 2nd booking for his outburst towards nan charismatic later successful nan half.

Al-Ettifaq, managed by Steven Gerrard, were besides reduced to 10-men successful nan lucifer pinch midfielder Ali Hazazi sent disconnected for a foul which led to a brawl betwixt nan 2 teams.

Sadio Mane would people nan decisive extremity successful nan bad tempered cup tie, pinch nan erstwhile Liverpool prima netting successful nan 2nd play of other time.

The consequence takes Al-Nassr into nan past 8 of nan cup competition, which features teams from nan apical 2 tiers successful Saudi Arabia. 

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