What Cristiano Ronaldo Said After Scoring Last Gasp Match Winner for Al Nassr

What Cristiano Ronaldo Said After Scoring Last Gasp Match Winner for Al Nassr

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
September 30, 2023 at 8:09 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo notched a late winner against Al-Tai
  • His strike ensured Al-Nassr stretched their winning streak to six games in the SPL
  • Up next for Ronaldo and his teammates is a tie against Istiqlol Dushanbe

Cristiano Ronaldo deflected praise by congratulating his teammates on the back of their 2-1 win against Al-Tai on Friday, September 29.

Ronaldo, for the umpteenth time, proved to be the clutch performer for Al-Nassr, scoring an 87th-minute penalty that extended the Knights of Najd's winning streak.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, Al-Tai, Saudi Pro League, match-winner
Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Al-Nassr to a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Al-Tai in the Saudi Pro League. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN
Source: Twitter

Despite a challenging and frustrating outing at the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium, during which excellent goalkeeping by Al Tai's Victor Braga and a touch of bad luck denied him a goal, the 38-year-old remained resilient.

When the crucial moment arrived, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus ace stepped forward to convert the penalty, restoring his team's lead, Sportstar reports.

Prior to Ronaldo's game-winning goal, Dutch forward Virgil Misidjan had equalized Anderson Talisca's first-half strike, which CR7 had set up. Nonetheless, his penalty secured all three points for Luis Castro's squad.

After the match, Ronaldo took to social media to express his gratitude to his teammates for their hard-fought victory.

"Another important victory and 9 wins in a row!" he wrote on the X App (formerly called Twitter).
"Well done Team! Let’s keep the good work!"

According to Transfermarkt, Ronaldo's clinical conversion of a penalty took his season tally to an impressive 10 goals in just seven games.

Ronaldo proves clutch as Al-Nassr pick vital win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Portuguese phenom showcased his goal-scoring prowess and playmaking skills as Al-Nassr extended their winning streak with a 2-1 triumph over Al Tai.

Al-Nassr, who had previously secured victory in five consecutive matches in the Saudi Pro League, leaned on the exceptional talents of their star player to defeat the Knight of The North at the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium on Friday evening.

Al Nassr set to face Man City in friendly

Sports Brief also reported that renowned stars of the Saudi League, including Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, and Neymar, are in the process of forming a united team to face English club Manchester City in a friendly match.

Saudi Arabia is leaving no stone unturned in its promotion of the forthcoming Riyad Festival, which includes a range of significant attractions.

As part of these initiatives, there are ongoing efforts to organize a friendly match between Manchester City, who achieved a treble-winning status, and the Saudi Pro League All-Stars.

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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.
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