Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sensational Freekick in Al Nassr’s Win Over Abha
- Cristiano Ronaldo rolled back the hands of time to score a breathtaking goal
- The 38-year-old took his goal tally in the Saudi Pro League to nine
- His 35-yard knuckle freekick was his 59th freekick goal in his career
Cristiano Ronaldo arrested his mini goal-scoring drought with aplomb, helping Al-Nassr seal a dramatic fightback victory against Abha on Saturday evening.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid goal-scoring machine blasted home a long-range freekick, ending his three-game barren run in the process.
Watching his side go through two-thirds of the encounter without a goal and on a brink of surrendering the league title race to Al Ittihad, Ronaldo took matters into his own hands.
Ronaldo's net-breaking freekick
Per Sky Sports, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner fired home a bullet-like freekick to spearhead the fightback in the 79th minute.
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He relinquished an opportunity to grab a double by passing on his penalty duties to Brazilian Anderson Talisca, who made no mistake in scoring the match-winning goal from the penalty spot.
The victory keeps Al-Nassr's title chase alive with just a single point behind leaders Al-Ittihad with nine games to spare, Mirror reports.
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Al-Nassr seal dramatic win
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a long-range freekick as Al-Nassr staged a dramatic fightback win against Abha to keep their title aspirations alive at Mrsool Park.
The 38-year-old's screamer and Anderson Talisca's penalty ensured Rudi Garcia's charges rendered Abdulfattah Adam's first-half strike into a consolation in an enthralling encounter at the Mrsool park.
Al-Nassr was pressured to respond accordingly, with league leaders Al Ittihad easily dispatching Al-Fateh in the early kickoff fixture.
Fans claim Ronaldo is ageing
Sports Brief also reported that Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo has turned social media upside down, with multiple user reactions trickling in.
Ronaldo, whose professional career has spanned almost two decades, made the odd yet lucrative move to join Saudi club Al-Nassr after falling out with the rank and file of Manchester United.
A photo of Ronaldo, which suggest the Portuguese phenomenon is nearing the end of his career, has sparked massive reactions from social media users.
Source: Sports Brief News