In the early morning hours of November 5, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo continued his impressive run of form with a stunning strike that helped Al Nassr defeat Al Khaleej 2-0.
In the game that took place at Al-Awwal Park’s home field, which was part of the 12th round of the Saudi Arabia Championship (Saudi Pro League), Al Nassr and Ronaldo greeted Al Khaleej. In the tenth minute of play, Sadio Mane put the ball into the net of Al Khaleej; however, the referee disallowed the goal after consulting the VAR.
After then, Al Nassr was still in the driver’s seat, but the team had trouble getting closer to Marwan Al-Haidari’s (Al Khaleej) goal. It wasn’t until the 26th minute that Ronaldo broke the deadlock for Al Nassr with an elegant challenge and a “miraculous” long-range strike. Both of them contributed to the goal.In front of the opponent’s penalty area, Ronaldo received a pass from a teammate, and then he faked a move, which caused the opponent’s defender, Al Khaleej, to tumble and lie down on the pitch. After that, he proceeded to take a long shot from a distance of around 20 meters, sending the ball flying right into the net, which prevented him from getting inside. The goalkeeper, Marwan Al-Haidari, had an opportunity to make a stop.
In the 58th minute, Ronaldo once again showed his brilliance by making a pass that Aymeric Laporte took advantage of to score a goal for Al Nassr that put them up 2-0 and won the game.
Ronaldo, who is 38 years old, is still playing quite effectively for Al Nassr this season, as he has scored 21 goals in 22 games for the club. Even within the confines of the Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo’s 12 goals put him in the lead for the “Top scorer” title. And with 28 points, Al Nassr moved up to the second place in the Saudi Pro League standings.
The European press agreed that Ronaldo’s “miraculous” long-range shot in this match was his best goal since he moved to Saudi Arabia to play football. The goal came during this match. The footage of this goal was uploaded by the publication Marca with the following headline: “Ronaldo’s best goal since he came to Saudi Arabia…”