Cristiano Ronaldo just could not let it lie. It had been an especially bad-tempered game, with the Al-Nassr star clashing with a play-acting opponent, seeing two goals disallowed for marginal offside calls and also being clattered by Al-Hilal goalkeeper Yassine Bounou without a penalty being given.
And with Ronaldo quietly simmering after all this misfortune compounded a disappointing 3-0 defeat for his side, he was drawn into a fiery argument with Al-Hilal chairman Fahad Bin Nafel en route down the tunnel.
Eventually, he did trudge back to the dressing room. Once there, he would have reflected on the result and his side's season so far, likely concluding that his dream of lifting a first Saudi Pro League title may already be out of reach - less than halfway into the 2023-24 season.