Saudi Pro League club, Al Nassr fans, chanted Messi at Ronaldo after a shocking loss to Al Taawoun.
After a disheartening 2-0 home loss to Al Taawoun on Friday, Al Nassr is already in a difficult situation in their Saudi Pro League campaign.
Despite having star players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Anderson Talisca, and Marcelo Brozovic, Al Nassr failed to score.
Ronaldo and Al Nassr were continuously hindered by Al Taawoun’s five-man defense and sure-handed goalkeeper.
Many of Al Nassr’s key players were rested after winning the Arab Club Champions Cup which is thought to have contributed to their 2-1 loss to Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq on the opening weekend.
Al Nassr fell short of winning the Saudi championship in 2022–2023 by five points.
They now risk falling six points behind the leaders by the end of Matchday 2.
During the loss, Al Nassr fans were not happy with Ronaldo and made their thoughts known.
They began to chant ‘We want Messi’ at the stadium, and a video of that interaction has now gone viral.
Fans shouting 🗣️: “Messi! Messi! Messi!..” at the Al Nassr game tonight.
No escape for Ronaldo, Messi is inevitable!
— FCB Albiceleste (@FCBAlbiceleste) August 18, 2023
The rivalry between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been well documented over the years and was reignited after the Portuguese led Al Nassr to the Arab Club title.
Ronaldo fans will now have to wait to see if Messi will be able to lead Inter Miami to victory in the Leagues Cup final against Nashville.