Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his exceptional talent once again as Al Nassr cruised to a resounding 5-1 victory over Al-Hazm in the Saudi Pro League on Saturday. The match marked a significant milestone for Ronaldo, who celebrated his 850th career goal with an impressive performance that included scoring a goal and providing two assists. Sadio Mane also found the back of the net for Al Nassr in a match highlighted by their team’s outstanding display.
Ronaldo’s recent goal-scoring form has been exceptional, as he has now scored six goals in his last three games. The 38-year-old Portuguese superstar took to social media to express his delight, stating, “Another great team performance! We keep improving. Let’s go @AlNassrFC. 850 career goals and still counting!”
Following a slow start to the season where Al Nassr suffered two consecutive league defeats, the team has turned their fortunes around with three consecutive wins. Their impressive goal tally of 14 goals in the last three games demonstrates their attacking prowess. They now sit just four points behind league leaders Al-Hilal.
In the match against Al-Hazm, Al Nassr took the lead in the 33rd minute through Abdulrahman Ghareeb, setting the tone for a dominant display. Abdullah Al-Khaibari added a second goal deep into stoppage time at the end of the first half. However, Al-Hazm quickly responded as Muhammed Badamosi pulled one back just two minutes into the second half. Nevertheless, Al Nassr swiftly reestablished their two-goal advantage with a goal from summer signing Otavio 10 minutes later. The stage was then set for Ronaldo to make his mark, scoring his milestone goal in the 68th minute, followed by Mane’s contribution in the 78th minute.
Ronaldo’s exceptional goal-scoring form places him at the top of the league’s scoring charts this season, with six goals to his name. He holds a one-goal lead over former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.
Al Nassr’s victory highlights their determination to bounce back from their initial setbacks and compete at the highest level. With their star players delivering outstanding performances, they are poised to maintain their upward trajectory in the Saudi Pro League. Fans of Al Nassr will be eagerly anticipating the team’s future matches as they continue their pursuit of the league title.