Al-Hilal hero Odion Ighalo recreated Lionel Messi’s iconic celebration after discovering the again of the web towards Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.
Al-Nassr beat Saudi Professional League rivals Al-Hilal 2-0 on the King Fahd Worldwide Stadium in Riyadh on Tuesday (April 18). Second-placed Al-Nassr wanted to safe most factors within the Riyadh Derby to go degree on factors with league leaders Al-Ittihad, who’ve performed a sport much less.
Ronaldo and Co., although, did not take advantage of the chance, with Al-Hilal scoring each their objectives from penalties, courtest Ighalo. His first got here three minutes earlier than half-time, sending the ‘keeper the flawed method.
A few minutes after the hour mark, Ighalo as soon as once more deceived the Al-Nassr goalkeeper to double his and Al-Hilal’s lead. To rub salt into Ronaldo’s wounds, Ighalo went on to duplicate Messi’s iconic celebration by kneeling down, trying up and pointing his arms in the direction of the sky.
This is a have a look at his celebration:
House followers went berserk after seeing Ighalo pull off Messi’s celebration in Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence.
In the meantime, Al-Hilal have reportedly submitted a bid to carry Paris Saint-Germain ace Lionel Messi to the membership this summer season. In accordance with famend switch professional Fabrizio Romano, the membership have tabled an eye-popping €400 million per 12 months provide for the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo minimize irritating determine in Al-Nassr’s defeat to Al-Hilal
Cristiano Ronaldo was successfully neutralised by Al-Hilal’s spirited defenders on the evening. They tracked his runs fantastically, blocked passing lanes and pressed him aggressively.
Al-Hilal followers additionally did their half by chanting Messi’s identify from begin to end. Ronaldo, pissed off, noticed a yellow card for holding Gustavo Cuellar in a headlock and bringing him down.
The Portugal icon had the least touches (31) of any outfield participant to finish the sport. He tried 4 photographs, none of which landed heading in the right direction (one blocked, three off-target) and accomplished solely 16 passes.
It marked the second straight goalless outing for Ronaldo within the Saudi Professional League. He has featured in 11 Saudi Professional League video games for Al-Nassr, netting 11 objectives and offering two assists.