Video: Ronaldo Performs Traditional Saudi Dance After Bagging First Half Brace Against Al Shabab

Video: Ronaldo Performs Traditional Saudi Dance After Bagging First Half Brace Against Al Shabab

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at August 30, 2023 at 9:11 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo paid homage to Saudi Arabia after netting a brace against Al-Shabab
  • The 38-year-old put aside his famous 'Siuuu' celebration after his second goal to flaunt his Samba moves
  • He has now taken his tally to five goals in his last three games across all competitions

Cristiano Ronaldo performed a traditional Saudi dance after bagging a first-half brace for Al-Nassr in their Saudi Pro League clash against Al-Shabab on Tuesday evening.

Ronaldo, who has been in fine goal-scoring form, netted twice in the first half, propelling the Knights of Najd to a commanding victory at Al-Awwal Park.

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Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his dance moves during Al-Nassr's league game against Al Shabab. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN
Source: Twitter

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus maestro initiated the scoring with a masterfully executed penalty in the 13th minute.

He struck again just five minutes later, but his jubilation was short-lived when the Video Assistant Referee invalidated his goal.

Undeterred, the five-time Ballon d'Or recipient capitalized on another penalty opportunity five minutes before halftime, the BBC reports.

His precise execution from the spot prompted Ronaldo to unveil his dancing skills, as the 38-year-old momentarily shelved his signature 'Siuuu' celebration in favour of displaying Saudi culture with his dance moves.

Here is the video:

He also chose to forgo the chance of securing a second consecutive hat-trick when he passed the opportunity to Abdulrahman Ghareeb, who had struggled to score in the previous games he played, according to Fan Nation.

Unfortunately, Ronaldo's selfless act didn't yield any results, as Ghareeb missed from the penalty spot.

Ronaldo debuts new goal celebration

In the same game, CR7 showed off a brand new goal celebration against Al-Shabab as he continued his red-hot form for Al-Nassr.

Al-Nassr opened the scoring against Al-Shabab from the penalty spot in the 13th minute through Ronaldo.

After scoring, the legendary former Real Madrid forward showed off a new goal celebration - and it has subsequently gone viral on social media.

Ronaldo bags brace in win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane continued their impressive goal-scoring streak, helping Al-Nassr secure back-to-back wins in the Saudi Pro League by comfortably defeating Al-Shabab.

Ronaldo netted twice from the penalty spot, while Mane and Sultan Al Ghannam also found the back of the net, guiding the Knights of Najd to a convincing 4-0 victory at Al-Awwal Park on Tuesday evening.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.