In the realm of life certainties, one can always count on death, taxes, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s penchant for clinching victories when his team needs it most.
Though the Portuguese superstar may have reached the age of 38, he emphatically demonstrated that his ability to turn the tide in crucial moments remains undiminished. In a jaw-dropping fashion, Ronaldo secured a decisive goal in the Saudi Pro League clash, enabling Al-Nassr to secure all three points against Damak.
The hosts, based in Riyadh, were left in shock when Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, a former player from Tottenham and Burnley, put them behind just before half-time. However, Ronaldo swiftly led a second-half comeback, reminiscent of his glorious days at Real Madrid and Manchester United.
While Ronaldo’s free-kick prowess had come under scrutiny in recent years, his accuracy, which once made him a set-piece specialist, appeared to have undergone a revival at Al Awal Park, King Saud University. This transformation was evident after Anderson Talisca leveled the score for the home team.
Moments later, Ronaldo positioned himself dead center on the pitch, with the perfect shooting distance, and expertly dispatched the ball into the top-right corner. Algerian goalkeeper Moustapha Zeghba was left rooted in his spot, and Ronaldo’s exuberant celebration on the sideline left everyone in awe.
“What a goal by the GOAT,” one spectator exclaimed in admiration of the match-winning strike. “No-one can stop him,” another voice praised.
The similarity between Talisca’s initial equalizer and Ronaldo’s decisive goal almost felt like deja vu. Nevertheless, Talisca’s technique for the equalizer differed significantly, as he skillfully guided a low shot around the defensive wall and into the near post.
Ronaldo has now found the net in three of his last four appearances for Al-Nassr, including an equalizer against Istiklol in the Asian Champions League and a crucial 87th-minute penalty winner against Saudi rivals Al-Tai. Together, he and Talisca have been responsible for eight of the club’s last nine goals.
Fans of Al-Nassr and football enthusiasts across Saudi Arabia eagerly anticipate witnessing more of Ronaldo’s heroics in the coming weeks. Furthermore, with Ronaldo having recently expanded his record goal tally for Portugal during the international break, there is no doubt that his scoring threat will endure for the foreseeable future.
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
This season he played in total 9 times for 806 minutes for Pro League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 10 goals for Al Nassr. He procured 5 assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.
His team is currently 3rd in Pro League. In the last match Al Nassr won 2-1 against Dhamk. The next match in Pro League will be against Al Feiha.
Al Nassr performance and stats
Al Nassr is currently 3rd in the Pro League with 22 points.
In the last 10 games, it has won 7 times, drawn once, and lost twice. In its last match, Al Nassr won 2-1 against Dhamk.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 28 goals and conceding 13.
Al Nassr will play the next match in Pro League against Al Feiha on Wednesday 25th of October in Al Majma’ah.
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