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Ronaldo in the dock… and arbitration adviser clears his position

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Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, striker for Al-Nasr club, has come under a major campaign after he was accused of influencing referee decisions during a match against his guest Al-Taawon in the Saudi Professional Football League.

Ronaldo contributed two assists to his team’s 2-1 victory over visiting Al Taawun in a match that brought them together last Friday at Marsoul Park in Saudi Arabia’s Roshan Football League matchday 17.

There has been much controversy over the referee’s decision to allow Al Alama’s second goal after Ronaldo went offside, and some have argued that this affected Sukkari Al Qassim’s vision of the Al Taawon goalkeeper on the ball to the goal.

#SBC_stadium | Referee Abdullah Al-Qahtani: Ronaldo did not affect the cooperation of the goalkeeper in the second goal and these are similar cases to clarify the difference ⤵️.#Victory _ Collaboration | #SBC_channel@Abo_zyad_qpic.twitter.com/hfvevi0Dxj

– #SBC_Stadium (@sbcsport) February 18, 2023

However, arbitration adviser Abdullah Al-Qahtani denied the situation, clearing Ronaldo that the wrong goal had been awarded to his team, as he explained on the SBC Stadium program that the Portuguese star was already offside. position, but he did not block the goalkeeper’s view and did not take any additional actions that affect the movement of the ball, so the decision to score was correct.

The legal adviser confirmed that the fall of the cooperation goalkeeper to the ground also proves the honesty of Ronaldo’s position, since with his fall he deprived him of the opportunity to catch the ball, citing two shots from the confrontation between Al Shabab and Abha, and Al Ittihad and Al Khalij. for comparison, the result of this.

Ronaldo celebrated the goal by emphasizing the need for it to be scored while the match referee returned to the VAR video technique, perhaps angering those who accused him of influencing the referee’s decision.

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– football | #Victory ???? (@9NFCBALL) February 17, 2023

Al-Nasr reclaimed top spot in the Roushen league standings with 40 points from 17 matches, beating second-placed Al-Ittihad on goal difference.

Source: agencies

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