Cristiano Ronaldo again steals the spotlight with his performance as Al Nassr secured a 2-1 victory over Al Ta’ee. Ronaldo showcased his incredible athleticism even at 38 as he almost received his bicycle kick, which proved to be a sublime pass to teammate Anderson Talisca.
Irrespective of the pass being inch-perfect, Talisca converted it into a goal. Unfortunately, the goal was canceled as the Brazilian was offside. Ronaldo’s execution of the move was flawless. He controlled the ball on his chest and swiftly passed the ball in an open area, picking out his teammate.
The moment of brilliance was short-lived but enough to cause a frenzy on social media about the 38-year-old’s fitness and magic. The victory helped Al-Nassr cruise to fourth place with 5 wins in the Saudi League.
Ronaldo’s almost assist parallels Lionel Messi‘s 2016 memorable assist in the Joan Gamper Trophy for Luis Suarez. As Ronaldo’s team sit just 2 points behind the top, they will be looking to keep up the momentum and capitalize on future games as they face Istiklol in the AFC Champions League next.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned Portuguese striker, has been making waves in the Saudi Pro League since joining Al Nassr in January 2023. After a trophy-less first five months with the club, Ronaldo is determined to make a significant impact in his first entire season with Al Nassr. The team couldn’t secure silverware despite scoring 14 goals in 19 matches across all competitions during the previous season.
Al Nassr finished as the runner-up in the Saudi Pro League. They also reached the Saudi Super Cup and the King Cup semifinals. Individually, Ronaldo achieved fifth place in the Saudi Pro League Golden Boot race. This is an impressive feat, considering he joined the club midway through the season. In the 2023/24 season, Cristiano Ronaldo has already hit the ground running, demonstrating his goal-scoring prowess.
He has netted ten league goals in just seven appearances, aiming to lead Al Nassr to a title charge in the Saudi Pro League. Additionally, Ronaldo has made significant contributions in the pre-season Arab Club Champions Cup tournament.
This season, Al Nassr boasts an even stronger squad with new signings such as Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Seko Fofana, Alex Telles, and manager Luis Castro. Ronaldo’s partnership with Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca is anticipated to flourish with these reinforcements.
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