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Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo relaxed on the beach, while star Al-Nassr faces suspension

12. April 2024
Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo (foto: Getty Images)
As the football world discusses what ban Cristiano Ronaldo could get after the red card incident, the Portuguese superstar has escaped for solace in a brief beach getaway with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez.

The Al-Nassr forward, known for his intensity on and off the pitch, is now under investigation for an altercation in the semi-final of the Saudi Super Cup against Al-Hilal, from which he was dismissed for elbowing opponent Ali Al-Bulaihi.   

Ronaldo's long-term partner and mother to his five children, Georgina Rodriguez, uploaded tranquil beachside pictures on her Instagram page with the caption "Two days for two," possibly referring to some respite well earned by the player for his turmoil. The intimate escape came while Ronaldo faced a turbulent period in his professional career, marking definitely by the decision on his looming ban and the fading hopes for a trophy this season at Al-Nassr.   

Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in football, is moving beyond top European clubs and coming to Saudi Arabia to prolong his career at Al-Nassr. However, the on-field attitude of the Wanderers' vice-captain has invited a proposed two-match ban and a fine of 20,000 riyals, penalties signifying the graveness of the incident as deemed by officials presiding over the match.     

This is a course that has been under constant media glare since the couple met in 2017 at a Gucci store where Rodriguez worked, maintaining ever since the attention parallel to the high-publicity career of Ronaldo. A holiday of the couple brings to highlight the urge one feels in taking a step back from the pressure that competitive sports and public life force upon him.   

Now awaiting the final verdict of his suspension, Ronaldo is afforded a very important break from the frenzy of football to have time off to reflect and rejuvenate. The outcome of the disciplinary action is likely to bear on his season with Al-Nassr but could also have implications for his enduring legacy in the sport.

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