15 Best Photos As Cristiano Ronaldo Begins Saudi Journey on a Winning Note

15 Best Photos As Cristiano Ronaldo Begins Saudi Journey on a Winning Note

  • Ex-Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning start to life in Saudi Arabia
  • Ronaldo fired blank on his competitive bow for Al-Nassr versus Al-Etiffaq on Sunday evening
  • He lasted the full 90 minutes of the game and should feature in the upcoming Saudi Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo's much-anticipated Al-Nassr debut was as colourful as his epic unveiling a few weeks ago.

Prior to his competitive debut, the former Manchester United forward featured in an exhibition game against Lionel Messi's Paris Saint-Germain.

Cristiano Ronaldo, MrSool Park, Al-Nassr, Al-Etiffaq, debut, competitive
Cristiano Ronaldo began his journey as a player of Al-Nassr on a winning note. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN
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As expected, the 37-year-old notched a brace and scooped the man-of-the-match award in an exciting nine-goal blockbuster.

However, on his Saudi Pro League debut, Ronaldo fired blank. However, he put on a solid performance against Al-Etiffaq that ended in a sweet victory, thanks to a strike from Anderson Talisca, per Daily Mail.

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He will be aiming to break his goal-scoring duck in the Saudi Super Cup, when Al-Nassr crosses paths with Al-Ittihad on Thursday.

15 photos from Ronaldo's debut:

Ronaldo and Anderson Talisca appear to have struck a healthy partnership at Al-Nassr.

The Portuguese superstar was literally everywhere as he played full throttle on his debut.

Ronaldo and his teammates applauded the teeming fans at the fully-packed Mrsool Park on Sunday evening.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner gleefully celebrated Talisca's match-winning goal against Al-Etiffaq.

Cristiano and Talisca shaped to shoot from a free kick.

The pair will be expected to star in their Saudi Super Cup game against Al-Ittihad.

Al-Nassr wins on Ronaldo debut

Ronaldo failed to score in his competitive debut, although Al-Nassr pipped Al-Ettifaq to seal a narrow 1-0 victory on Sunday.

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The superstar bagged a brace in his first game on Saudi Arabian soil, when a select side from his new club and Al-Hilal played out an enthralling nine-goal thriller against PSG.

The long-awaited moment then unfurled before the eyes of the teeming Al-Nassr fans, who had thronged the Mrsool Park to watch the Portuguese superstar.

Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr jersey sales soar

Sports Brief earlier reported that Ronaldo's superlative performance for Riyadh All-Stars against PSG has had immediate consequences for the club.

The 37-year-old notched a brace in his first game on Saudi Arabian soil, when a select side from the nation's capital played out to an enthralling nine-goal thriller.

It has been reported that Ronaldo's impact has multiplied exponentially and Al-Nassr can take full advantage of the benefits in profits.

Source: SportsBrief.com