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Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Wonderful Goal ‘Under Smoke’ for Al Nassr Against Al Ahli
- Cristiano Ronaldo has put Al-Nassr in an early lead against rivals Al-Ahli
- The Portuguese finished off a nice move in under three minutes with his left foot
- Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 310 career goals without using his right foot
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Al-Nassr in a highly anticipated showdown against Roberto Firmino's Al-Ahli.
Both Saudi Pro League teams, financed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, embarked on substantial summer spending sprees in preparation for this highly anticipated showdown.
Ronaldo, who joined Al Nassr in December from Manchester United, was later joined by former Liverpool star Sadio Mane.
Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte, a treble-winner with Manchester City, swiftly signed for Al-Nassr this summer.
And they faced off against Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Allan Saint-Maximin, and the emerging Spanish talent Gabri Veiga from Al Ahli; the anticipation in Riyadh reached extraordinary levels.
So much so, in fact, that the first goal couldn’t even be seen.
Ronaldo opens the scoring against Al-Ahli
Flares illuminated Al-Awwal Park during the initial moments of the match.
When Mane sent Ronaldo on a break towards the goal within just four minutes, former Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy seemed almost invisible to the naked eye.
Whether Mendy could see or not is another question, but Ronaldo remained unfazed, sprinting off to perform his iconic 'SIUUU' celebration, with the entire stadium enthusiastically joining in.
This goal marked Ronaldo's eighth in seven games, and remarkably, he has also contributed with four assists during that impressive run of form.
Talisca extended the lead to 2-0 just before halftime, putting Al Nassr on track for their fifth consecutive league victory and narrowing the gap with Pro League leaders Al Ittihad.
Al-Nassr face a relentless schedule, with their next encounter against Ohod in the Kings Cup of Champions scheduled for Monday.
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Sports Brief also reported that the veteran forward found the back of the net for Al-Nassr in a game against Al-Ahli, bringing joy to fans with a unique celebration.
After scoring, the 38-year-old didn't just stick to his usual 'siuu' celebration; he also incorporated a traditional Saudi dance, adding an extra layer of excitement.