WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo turns manager for Al Nassr after scoring brace against Al Shabab

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mané are flourishing in the Saudi League.

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo turns manager for Al Nassr after scoring brace against Al Shabab

Cristiano Ronaldo (Source: via @AlNassrFC_EN)

Has Cristiano Ronaldo hinted at a career in the managerial role? The Portuguese can be seen giving instructions from the bench after being subbed off in the 87th minute against Al Shabab.


The No.7 has scored yet again for Al-Nassr, this time scoring twice as they ran out 4-0 winners against relegation team Al-Shabab. A comfortable scoreline as Ronaldo was seen near the player’s bench, giving instructions and acting like the manager. Sadio Mané can be seen pushing Ronaldo completely outside the bench area after which they both shared a smile. Sadio Mané would also give instructions from the bench for an Al-Nassr corner.

Al-Nassr had an easy outing against Al Shabab. Al-Nassr were awarded 3 penalties during the game out of which Ronaldo would score 2. The striker had numerous chances to score his hat-trick, one being marked as a foul on the Al-Shabab defender. Al-Nassr ran rings around their opponents. 55% possession, more shots on target than Al-Shabab had shots in general, the game was already decided after a 3-0 lead at halftime. The victory was in the bag. So it comes as no surprise that Ronaldo and Mané shared a few laughs together acting as as manager and giving instructions from the bench. Ronaldo assisted Mané for his goal, in the same manner Mané assisted Ronaldo by pushing him into the managerial act.

Al-Nassr now face Al-Hazm on the 2nd of September. Facing another team stuck in relegation, Al-Nassr will be looking for all 3 points. They are currently 6 points behind League leaders Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli, both on 12 points each.


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Cristiano Ronaldo – Sadio Mane – A stellar partnership in the making at Al-Nassr

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(L-R) Ronaldo, Sadio (Source:via sadiomaneofficiel)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mané are the two biggest names in Al-Nassr. With the talent and achievements shared between the two, fans hope that the two can create a special partnership. The fans’ dreams may come true as Ronaldo has already assisted two of Mané’s 4 goals at the club. In a 5-0 win against Al-Fateh, all 5 goals were shared between Ronaldo and Sadio. Mané scored two, assisted by Ronaldo in one. Ronaldo would end up scoring 3 in the game as he took the match-ball home.

Ronaldo and Mané are currently scoring for fun at the moment. Cristiano currently tops the leaderboard with 5 goals in 3 games, Mané currently has 4 goals in 4 games. These two are responsible for 9 of Al-Nassr’s 10 goals this season. The two enjoy each other’s company and in classic ‘Mané behavior‘, the Senegalese has already copied CR7’s celebration, the way he would copy his teammates at his former club Liverpool.

Currently 4 games in, Al-Nassr have 2 win and 2 losses. While Ronaldo and Mané’s partnership is carrying the club, the addition of Aymeric Laporte in defense is sure to strengthen their back-line as Al Nassr aims to win the league title this season.


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