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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