Cristiano Ronaldo may have edged out Lionel Messi for the 2017 Ballon d’Or, but fans in Abu Dhabi still used that rivalry in hopes of getting under the Real Madrid star’s skin on Wednesday.
During Al Jazira’s Club World Cup match against Real Madrid, fans could be heard chanting “Messi” repeadtedly at Ronaldo until he appeared to gesture towards to the crowd.
The Real Madrid star would have the last laugh, though. With Al Jazira up a goal, Ronaldo scored the equalizer in the 53rd minute.
Gareth Bale would add another goal to give Real Madrid a 2-1 win.