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'Messi will laugh' but 'it's no longer funny being Ronaldo' - Taunts as CR7 and Al-Nassr knocked out of Saudi Super Cup

09:44 GMT 27/01/2023
Ronaldo Messi 2022-23
Fans have a laugh after CR7 fails to inspire his team to victory in a domestic cup at the Portugal legend's new club

South African football lovers took to social media to comment in jest regarding the little impact Cristiano Ronaldo had in Al Nassr's 3-1 loss against Al Ittihad on Thursday in the Super Cup game played at the King Fahd International Stadium.

Prior to the match, the Portugal legend was greeted with Lionel Messi chants from Al-Ittihad fans which were meant to distract him.

Ronaldo played against Messi last week in a friendly and is now settling into domestic action with Al-Nassr following his post-World Cup transfer.

Here is what Mzansi has had to say:

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi following Ronaldo everywhere

    Messi's name is following Ronaldo everywhere he goes and it is destroying him - Pieter Xolani Mahlangu

  • Al Ittihad Al Nassr Cristiano Ronaldo Supercup

    Time to retire?

    Ronaldo is no longer the same as before, he needs to accept that. Since Real Madrid, all the teams he went there after were struggling. He has to leave this to the young ones while he still has something in him - John Potsanyane

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Messi

    Messi wanted to prove point vs Messi?

    Meanwhile, Messi is enjoying a vacation with his family, ice skating knowing he's a World Champion. Ronaldo only put on a show because he was playing against Messi and wanted to prove a point; and then it is back to typical Ronaldo - Babalwa Zikhali

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2022

    Ronaldo has fallen hard!

    Cristiano Ronaldo has fallen from grace. He is now playing in half-full stadiums, the guy has fallen very hard - Kyle Kal

  • Ronaldo Al Nassr

    Ronaldo was not loved in Saudi Arabia?

    So everyone pretended to like him, they wanted to confirm if it was really him. Now they chant the GOAT's name in front of him. Thoughts were that he's loved there - Riqui Saekhile Ma

  • ONLY GERMANY Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2022

    Being Ronaldo is no longer funny

    It's sad being Cristiano Ronaldo it's no longer funny - Prøject Bāby TwentyThree

  • Lionel Messi Argentina Netherlands 2022 World Cup

    Messi laughing at CR7?

    Messi will laugh the whole night - Elias Moseka

  • Cristiano Ronaldo - ahmed hegazi - ittihad - nassr - super cup 2023

    Ronaldo failing at farmers league?

    Lol! At the farmers league he [Ronaldo] is also failing - Thobani Gudz Phungula

  • Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo friendly 16:9

    Messi to join Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia?

    Soon he [Messi] will also be in this league too. And way before 38 - Rishaan Somur

  • Malo Gusto Lionel Messi Lyon PSG 2022-23

    Even Messi struggled initially in Ligue 1

    With just one game, Messi also couldn't score when he first arrived in that France's 'Farmers League' - Sanele Mtshali