Ronaldo winner ruled out as Al Nassr slip further in Saudi Pro League


Ronaldo winner disallowed as Al Nassr held to 1-1 draw

Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr lost further ground in the Saudi Pro League title race after a 1-1 draw with Al Khaleej.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of clinching the Saudi Pro League at the first attempt suffered another setback when his Al Nassr club were held to a 1-1 home draw by Al Khaleej in Riyadh on Monday.

The visitors, who are battling to stave off relegation, took a shock lead through Fabio Martins after four minutes at Al-Awwal Park but Alvaro Gonzalez soon equalised for Al Nassr.

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Portuguese striker Ronaldo thought he had given his team the lead in the 58th minute only for the referee to cancel the goal for offside.

League leaders Ittihad, meanwhile, thrashed Abha 4-0 to open up a five-point cushion over second-placed Al Nassr with four games to play.

Ronaldo was surrounded by Al Khaleej players looking to secure his shirt after the final whistle and angrily shoved away a member of the team's staff when he attempted to take a selfie with the former Real Madrid striker.