When they won an 86th minute penalty, it appeared almost certain that Ronaldo would step up to fire Al-Nassr to victory.
But the 38-year-old surprisingly gave the responsibility to Anderson Talisca instead.
And when the Brazilian slotted home from the spot, Ronaldo was the first man to gleefully run over to celebrate with him.
Fans claim that the former Manchester United forward allowed Talisca to take the penalty to aid his bid for the Golden Boot.
One wrote: “Talisca is running for golden boot currently was second top goal scorer until Captain Ronaldo decided to let him take the penalty to take the first spot again. That’s my captain.”
A second tweeted: “Cristiano Ronaldo just let Talisca take a crucial penalty to complete the comeback for Al Nassr, Talisca is now only 1 goal behind the league top scorer.
“But I’m supposed to believe Ronaldo is selfish and only cares about himself…”
A third gushed: “That was my most beautiful highlight from the match, it really shows how much cr7 cares about his team mates.”