Ronaldo Celebrates as He Hits His First Goal For Al-Nassr


    After his controversial move to Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo brought back memories of the fiery and dreaded forward he was in the hay days.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Featuring in Ryadh All-Stars Vs PSG exhibtition game at the Fahd International Stadium, he fed the glee of his teeming fans, proving a point that he is not finished yet.

    Despite being on the losing side to 10-man PSG in Ryadh, Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace and gave his teeming fans something to brag about.

    However, his brace against PSG in the exhibition game was to be his only goal after making two more appearance in Saudi Arabian football.

    In his debut for the club, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to record a single shot on target and could not find the back of the net for his new club.

    Al-Nassr’s second game since Cristiano Ronaldo joined the club was a Saudi Super Cup semifinal clash against Al-Ittihad.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Ronaldo had hoped to move closer to his first Saudi trophy in the game, but were knocked out of the competition by Al-Ittihad with the Portuguese star firing blank and earning the blame of Al-Nassr manager Rudi Garcia for failing to convert a great chance that would have turned the game around.

    Meanwhile, some pundits were beginning to ask the five times Ballon d’Or winner to finally call time on his career as it is clear he is a shadow of himself.

    Now, it appears, a new dawn has greeted the former Real Madrid star as he finally net his first goal for Al-Nassr and took to his social media handle to celebrate it.

    The 37-year-old said he is ‘happy to have scored his first goal in the Saudi Pro League.’ Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Al-Nassr goal account for the club during their 2-2 draw to Al-Fateh.

    Ronaldo scored a 93rd minute penalty to bring his team level in the match, after the team nearly lost all three points to Al-Fateh.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    And it was a hard fought point for the away side, who now go level with Al-Shabab at the top of the Saudi Pro League thanks to Ronaldo’s spot-kick heroics.

    Meanwhile, save the last-minute spotkick, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a leveler earlier on in the game, but was ruled offside.

    Al Fateh took the lead after 12 minutes, with Christian Tello picking from a cross before Anderson Talisca levelled for Al-Nassr.

    Talisca was sent off later in the game, reducing Al-Nassr to 10 men, and giving the hosts ample spaces to navigate and control the game. Sofiane Bendebka’s scored second-half goal for Al-Fateh, before the Portuguese star cancelled it out and levelled the game with the late spot-kick.

    After the goal, Cristiano Ronaldo posted shots of the game and wrote: ‘Happy to have scored my first goal in the Saudi league and great effort by whole team to achieve an important draw in a very difficult match!’

    Since joining the club in a mega deal worth £173m every year, Cristiano has started all Nassr three competitive matches, playing full 90 minutes.

    Just few weeks into his arrival at Al-Nassr, talks on his Al-Nassr future has dominated headlines after Rudi Garcia said the five times Champions League winner will return to Europe after his two-year Al-Nassr contract expires.

    Cristiano Ronaldo left the shores of Europe to Al Nassr as a last resort after no club was willing to make an offer for the player.

    His intent was to play in the Champions League, but there was no offers from Champions League clubs despite his decision to take pay cut to join any Champions League team.

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr will face Al-Wedha on Thursday in another Saudi Pro League clash and will be hoping to continue banging in the goals for the Saudi League giants.

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