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Cristiano Ronaldo was left heartbroken as Al-Nassr suffered a defeat to Al-Hilal in the Saudi King’s Cup final, losing in a penalty shootout on Friday.

Ronaldo, who had yet to secure a major trophy since joining Al-Nassr a season and a half ago, was visibly distraught after the shootout ended 5-4 in favor of Al-Hilal. The loss meant Al-Nassr ended the season without a trophy, while Al-Hilal celebrated victories in the Roshn Saudi League, the Saudi Super Cup, and the Saudi King’s Cup.

At the final whistle, Ronaldo collapsed onto the pitch in tears, comforted by three staff members, and later sat in the dugout, still overcome with emotion.

The match saw Al-Hilal take an early lead with a header from Aleksandar Mitrović. Al-Nassr's chances were further hampered when their goalkeeper, David Ospina, was red-carded in the 56th minute.

Despite the setback, Al-Hilal also went down to 10 men when Ali Al-Bulaihi was sent off in the 87th minute, allowing Ayman Yahya to equalize for Al-Nassr a minute later, forcing the game into extra time.

Al-Hilal played much of the extra time with yet another man down after Kalidou Koulibaly received a second yellow card, but they held on, leading to a dramatic penalty shootout.

Ronaldo successfully converted his penalty, but Al-Nassr's fate was sealed when Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou saved the last two penalties, securing the victory for Al-Hilal.

This defeat came shortly after Ronaldo set a new record as the all-time top scorer in a single Saudi Pro League season with 35 goals. Photo by alobayd, Wikimedia commons.