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Cristiano Ronaldo is being slammed for a shameless Instagram post after Al Nassr debut

Josh Lawless

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Cristiano Ronaldo is being slammed for a shameless Instagram post after Al Nassr debut

Cristiano Ronaldo is being slammed for a shameless Instagram post where the photo doesn't quite tell the full story.

He captained the side as they beat Ettifaq 1-0 at Mrsool Park, with Anderson Talisca grabbing the only goal of the game in the first half.

Ronaldo was unable to get on the scoresheet and some of his unfortunate moments were posted in a fail compilation uploaded to social media.

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One which caught the eye was Ronaldo attempting an overhead kick. He tried to replicate arguably his greatest ever goal, scored for Real Madrid against future employers Juventus in the Champions League back in 2018.

On Instagram, the 37-year-old shared a series of snaps from his first Al Nassr outing, with the caption, "First game, first win - well done guys.Thanks to all the fans for incredible support."

The acrobatic antics was the penultimate picture but in reality, it really wasn't anywhere near as impressive as the image would suggest.

Ronaldo peeled off to the far post and decided he was going for the spectacular effort. It would have been a dream debut for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

However, the Portuguese superstar got it horribly wrong and missed the ball, instead kicking a defender in the head. It was the definition of 'Instagram vs reality'.

Reacting to the post, one fan wrote: "So Ronaldo hurt the guy with a failed overhead kick and still went ahead to post it? No way."

While another said: "This was a failed overhead kick that slammed the defender's head but he still decided to post it as one of his highlights of the night after being one of the worst players on the pitch."

Despite not getting off the mark, Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia liked what he saw from his marquee signing on his debut.

"It's a positive addition when you have a player like Ronaldo as he helps to distract the defenders, which is what happened with our goal," Garcia told reporters.

"Today we created opportunities for him and asked the players to diversify the game between him and Talisca, and we must not forget that he participated in the (exhibition match against) Paris St Germain and did not get enough rest.

"Even with the presence of Ronaldo, it is not easy to win the Saudi League because of the strength of the competitors."

Al Nassr are top of the Saudi Pro League, one point ahead of rivals Al Hilal having played a game less.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@Cristiano & RMC

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League

Josh Lawless
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