Cristiano Ronaldo averted injury by leaping out of the way of a pitch invader who stumbled and nearly knocked him out.
The 38-year-old joined Al-Nassr on a free transfer in the latter part of last year and is currently performing well.
For the Saudi Arabian team, Ronaldo has five goals and two assists in four games.
But prior to Al-Nassr’s game against Al-Taawoun on Friday, CR7 was almost hurt.
A fan went onto the field during warm-ups in an attempt to meet the five-time Champions League and Ballon d’Or winner. He stumbled at Ronaldo’s feet when he approached the player and other Al-Nassr stars.
Ronaldo avoided the star-struck admirer and the oncoming security officer by quickly jumping off.
The former Manchester United star continued to perform brilliantly, providing two assists in the 2-1 victory.
He received acclaim for one of his innovative passes during the game.
In the build up to the first goal, the ball dropped to Ronaldo with the team in the Al-Nassr’s half. Immediately, Ronaldo spotted winger Abdulrahman Ghareeb making a move down the left flank.
The Portuguese star immediately squared the ball to the Saudi Arabian international.
After evading a defender, Ghareeb approached the net and sent the ball past goalie Mailson into the corner.
How Cristiano Ronaldo Helped Al Nassr To Win
On Friday, February 17, in the Saudi Pro League, Cristiano Ronaldo transformed from goal scorer to chance creator by providing two assists, one of which was an absolutely magnificent through-ball, to help Al-Nassr upset Al-Taawoun 2-1.
Although the five-time Ballon d’Or winner failed to score in the game despite scoring five goals in his previous two games, he displayed outstanding vision by brilliantly splitting The Wolves’ defense with a through-ball.
Abdulrahman Ghareeb received his pass, raced through for a one-on-one with the goalkeeper, and skillfully finished the move by chipping the ball around the keeper to give the home team a 1-0 lead.
After a sluggish start in which he failed to register a goal in his first three games, it appears that the 38-year-old is beginning to adapt to life in Saudi Arabia.
And although he overtook Joseph Bican to take the lead for football all-time goal scorers last year, it appears he has now shifted his focus to adding a few assists to his repertoire.
He ran to celebrate with Ghareeb before lifting his hands in joy at his teammates goal.
Alvaro Medran, a former colleague of Ronaldo at Real Madrid, then knocked Knights of Najd down a notch with a beautiful side-footed goal to tie the score.
Leandre Tawamba had a chance to give them a two-goal lead shortly later, but the goal was called back for offside.
Despite not scoring during the game, Ronaldo repeatedly put the Al-Taawoun goalie to the test, most notably by launching numerous shots at him before selflessly passing the ball back to Abdullah Madu, who scored the second goal.
With the victory, Al-Nassr has tied Al-Ittihad, who defeated Ettifaq 3-0 on Thursday, for first place in the Saudi Pro League in terms of points.