Ronaldo Shows Off New Goal Celebration After Scoring for Al Nassr Against Al Shabab

Ronaldo Shows Off New Goal Celebration After Scoring for Al Nassr Against Al Shabab

Isaac Darko
updated at September 1, 2023 at 8:01 AM
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  • Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo has debuted a new goal celebration
  • The veteran was on target against Al-Shabab in a Saudi Pro League clash
  • Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot to increase his tally further

Cristiano Ronaldo showed off a brand new goal celebration against Al-Shabab as he continued his red-hot form for Al-Nassr on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old was on the scoresheet again as the Knights of Najd hammered the White Lions 4-0 at the Al-Awwal Park in Riyadh.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had scored a hat-trick in his side's previous Saudi Pro League outing - a victory against Al Fateh.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has debuted a new celebration in the Saudi Pro League. Credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

In total this campaign, the legendary Portuguese forward has bagged five goals in three games for Al-Nassr and registered two assists.

Ronaldo opened the scoring for his side from the penalty spot in the 13th minute.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star then unleashed a new goal celebration which has subsequently gone viral on social media.

Fans were quick to remark on the visible joy of Ronaldo ever since switching from the Red Devils to Al-Nassr, with some even taking somewhat predictable shots at his GOAT rival, Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo reacts angrily to disallowed goal

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was visibly irked with VAR after his bullet-like header was disallowed during Al-Nassr's Saudi Pro League clash with Al-Shabab.

The 38-year-old veteran's scoring streak in the new league season continued after he opened the game with a goal just 13 minutes into the match.

Sports Brief reported that Ronaldo appeared to manoeuvre away from his marker with a nudge before scoring, with the VAR deeming this as excessive.

Ronaldo gives up penalty to teammate

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo giving up a penalty attempt in a beautifully selfless gesture that has gained praise across social media platforms.

The Portuguese veteran had already scored twice for Al-Nassr and had also provided one assist when his team was awarded a penalty in the second half.

Ronaldo - who usually takes kicks from the spot - instead gave the ball to Abdulrahman Abdullah Ghareeb so he might record his first goal this season.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)