Al-Nassr manager Luis Castro slammed referee Wilmar Roldan and VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. suffered a 3-0 defeat to Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League on Friday, December 1.
The Knights of Najd faced off against foe Al-Hilal away from home in a heated Riyadh derby. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's header gave Al-Hilal the lead in the 64th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net eight minutes later with a stellar half-volley but his effort was chalked off due to a debatable offside.
"The game had several moments where the referee ought to have gone to VAR. This is strange; Al-Hilal won and deserved it. Although we made mistakes and the league is still a long way off, we will still make progress - just not in this manner!"
"When a ball touched Hilal player's hand and went to the goalkeeper, no one spoke about it, not even the referee and VAR. When Hilal scored the second goal, Ronaldo was pushed. Has football evolved to the point where you can push anything you want in the game? Because the Arab Championship was the scene of this, and it is happening again now!""I won't discuss the offsides that the linesman flagged during the match, including Ronaldo's goal, because there are new technologies that force you to pay attention! We needed another VAR room today, to trace the VAR of the game!"