Cristiano Ronaldo had a game to forget for Al Nassr despite his side winning against Abha in the King Cup of Champions.
Ronaldo was not on the scoresheet and also failed to register an assist, with Sami Al Najei, Abdullah Al Khaibari and Mohammed Moran on target for Rudi Garcia's men.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was furious after the Saudi Pro League defeat to Al Ittihad last time out, throwing his captain's armband to the floor and kicking water bottles over.
And his mood did not improve too much as at the end of the first half against Abha, Ronaldo was booked for booting the ball away.
The referee blew the whistle for half-time while Ronaldo was running with the ball at his feet and embarked on yet another strop as he walked off the pitch.
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Cristiano Ronaldo receives a yellow card for his behaviour on the pitch at half time 🟨 pic.twitter.com/s9M4g2JNrd
Ronaldo was unable to add to his tally of eight goals over in Saudi Arabia and for the first time in his spell with Al Nassr, was substituted by his manager after going a third straight game without scoring.
He was hooked in the 87th minute for Anderson Talisca. The game was already won and yet Ronaldo still cut a frustrated figure when the camera panned to him on the bench watching the final minutes.
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Until recently he had looked much happier in his new surroundings after his Manchester United contract was ended by mutual consent following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
And unsurprisingly, fans erupted with reaction after seeing Ronaldo's glum look on the bench.
One wrote: "Cristiano Ronaldo is the ONLY player to get benched in 5 different leagues!"
Another added: "Ronaldo ghosted and was subbed off in a cup match today but his fans pretend like they don't see."
A third chimed in: "Ronaldo blanked, got a yellow and got subbed off. Day made."
A fourth said: "Ronaldo being subbed off in the 86th minute in the cup quarter final without scoring or assisting. Damn."
A final user joked: "Ronaldo still flexing the bench even in Saudi league."
Ronaldo and Al Nassr are back in action against the very same opponents when they host Abha in the league on Saturday.
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