Video: Al Etiffaq Players Head to Al Nassr’s Dressing Room to Take Photos With Ronaldo
- Cristiano Ronaldo may have swapped Europe for the Middle East, but his stardom continues to resonate among footballers
- The Portuguese superstar fired blank in his maiden Saudi Pro League bow
- He however produced several talking points from the game, which ended in favour of Al-Nassr
The buzz around Cristiano Ronaldo's much-awaited official Al-Nassr debut resonated beyond the club's fanbase.
Ronaldo saw his competitive debut in the Saudi top-flight delayed due to a ban from the English FA during his last stint with Premier League side Manchester United.
Despite the delay, the 37-year-old ensured the wait was worth it, rolling back the years to star in Al-Nassr's 1-0 win against Al-Etiffaq, BBC reports.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star failed to net on his debut but played a huge role in Anderson Talisca's winning goal.
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Following the end of the game, players on the opposing side shrugged off the defeat to get a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
In a video making the rounds on social media, several Al-Etiffaq players waited at the door of Al-Nassr's dressing room to take a photo with Ronaldo.
Ronaldo destroys Al-Etiffaq defender
Cristiano Ronaldo produced one of the highlight reels during Al-Nassr's narrow win over Al-Etiffaq.
The Portuguese maestro rolled back the years to pull a sublime skill from his trickery chest, much to the cheer of the fans at the MrSool Park.
Ronaldo outsmarted his marker by shaping to shoot only to chop back in characteristic fashion, which saw his marker helplessly fall to the pitch.
Ronaldo hyped Talisca's goal
Sports Brief earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo proved there is more to his game than just scoring goals for fun and iconic celebrations during Al-Nassr's 1-0 win against Al-Etiffaq.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward has often been accused of being self-centered for not thoroughly celebrating the goals of his teammates.
However, on Sunday, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner put those accusations to bed when he gleefully celebrated Anderson Talisca's strike, which proved to be the winning goal.
Source: Sports Brief News