Jordan Henderson escapes a red card despite inciting a BRAWL after shoving Otavio to the ground TWICE during Al-Ettifaq's 1-0 King Cup defeat to Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr

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By Tum Balogun For Mailonline

Published: 14:54 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 17:30 EDT, 31 October 2023

Former Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson escaped a reddish paper successful a heated King Cup conflict between Al-Ettifaq and Al-Nassr. 

His aged Reds workfellow Sadio Mane scored an extra-time victor to nonstop nan Cristiano Ronaldo-led squad successful nan quarter-finals but it was nan actions of Henderson astatine nan extremity of regular clip that grabbed nan headlines. 

Following a travel connected Al-Nassr guardant Otavio, by Al-Ettifaq midfielder midfielder Ali Hazazi, Henderson forcefully backed up his team-mate a doubly shoved nan Portuguese world to nan ground. 

Al-Nassr players, including Ronaldo, were incensed by nan altercation arsenic some sets of players came together successful nan closing stages of an ill-tempered tie. 

Remarkably, nan 33-year-old escaped a reddish paper contempt his cardinal domiciled successful nan scuffle, while Hazazi was dismissed by nan referee. 

Jordan Henderson escaped a reddish paper contempt shoving Al-Nassr guardant Otavio twice 

Cristiano Ronaldo's broadside had nan past laughter arsenic a precocious Mane victor saw them advance 

After nan last whistle an irate Ronaldo could beryllium seen confronting Henderson, who sought to calm down nan five-time Ballon d'Or winner.  

Al-Nassr, who had earlier seen guardant Talisca sent disconnected successful first half stoppage time, yet had nan past laughter arsenic Mane netted to nonstop them through.

The triumph extended nan Riyadh-based side's unbeaten tally to 15 games successful each competitions this season. They beryllium 4 points down table-toppers Al-Hilal aft 11 games. 

Al-Ettifaq, who are managed by Liverpool fable Steven Gerrard, person not fared arsenic good this word and are seventh successful nan standings. 


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