Fans claim Saudi Pro League is 'scripted' after Cristiano Ronaldo and Martin Campana's 'bizarre' one-on-one encounter
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Cristiano Ronaldo left fans scratching their heads after a bizarre one-on-one with Al Batin ‘keeper Martin Campana in Al Nassr’s 3-1 victory on Friday.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has settled into life in Saudi Arabia after his sensational free transfer, with Ronaldo inking a lucrative deal with Al Nassr.
Ronaldo, who is under contract until 2025, has already scored eight times and registered two assists in six appearances for Al Nassr.
The 38-year-old Portuguese forward came close to scoring against Al Batin in his side’s clash at Mrsool Park, only to see his effort spectacularly cleared off the line.
However, fans were left confused in the build-up to Ronaldo’s effort being denied, which saw the Al Nassr superstar latch himself on to the end of an over-the-top ball.
Footage showed Ronaldo charging through to the Al Batin net and coming up in a one-on-one encounter with Uruguay international Campana.
Campana bizarrely leapt towards the Manchester United and Real Madrid legend at the edge of his box, presuming that Ronaldo was about to chip him.
But Ronaldo effortlessly shifted the ball around Campana and then fired a weak low-powered shot towards net, but Al Batin’s players were able to make it back in time.
walahi the Saudi league is scripted for Ronaldo, see what the goalkeeper did😂😂pic.twitter.com/E1L41oVe4D— Bla Yaw✝🇬🇭 (@obrempong__) March 3, 2023
The footage has since made the rounds on social media, with one fan hilariously going as far as to suggest the Saudi Pro League is “scripted.”
One fan tweeted: “Why did he jump?”
Another Twitter user wrote: “No way this happened.”
“This goalkeeper thought Ronaldo was going to lob the ball,” a third fan posted.
Someone else commented: “I need to buy this script, too.”
While a fifth said: “Look at [the] RB and [the] goalkeeper. What level of defending is this? Ronaldo’s really playing ‘amateur’ level in real life, OMG.”
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Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Al Nassr, Saudi Pro League, Saudi Arabia, Football