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How Ronaldo Celebrated With Teammates and Fans After Netting 1st AFC Champions League Goal: Video
- Cristiano Ronaldo and his Al-Nassr teammates basked in their comeback win
- The Knights of Najd secured a come-from-behind win against Istiqlol Dushanbe in the Asian Champions League
- Al-Nassr currently sit on top of Group E with maximum points after two games
Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates came together with Al-Nassr fans to commemorate their triumph in the AFC Champions League against Istiqlol Dushanbe on Monday evening.
Ronaldo's goal and Anderson Talisca's brace secured a hard-fought 3-1 victory for the Knights of Najd over the Tajikistani side at Al-Awwal Park.
Despite the final score appearing comfortable, Cristiano and his teammates faced a challenging encounter, having to dig deep to secure consecutive wins in the competition.
For context, Al-Nassr were on the brink of defeat with less than 35 minutes remaining on the clock until their captain and talisman, Ronaldo, produced a splendid chipped goal.
His goal ignited a thrilling comeback as Talisca netted two quickfire goals within five minutes, extending the Riyadh-based giants' winning streak to 10 matches, as reported by Sporting News.
Following the match, Al-Nassr, led by the 38-year-old Ronaldo, approached the fans to celebrate their latest victory, continuing a tradition for this season.
In a coordinated manner, the players participated in the Viking Clap chant, made famous by the Iceland national team alongside their fanbase, who were vociferous throughout the tie.
Here is the video:
Ronaldo's debut AFC CL goal
Relatedly, Sports Brief reported on Cristiano Ronaldo securing his inaugural goal in the AFC Champions League during the match against Istiqlol Dushanbe at Al-Awwal Park.
Ronaldo had previously been unable to find the net in his first appearance in Asia's counterpart to the UEFA Champions League, as Al-Nassr narrowly triumphed over Iranian club Persepolis 2-0 in their group opener.
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The seasoned forward exhibited his skill by cleverly chipping the ball into the net from an exceedingly tight angle.
Ronaldo engineers comeback win for Al-Nassr
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the veteran forward led Al-Nassr to a remarkable comeback triumph against Istiqlol Dushanbe in their second AFC Champions League group match on October 2.
Ronaldo, who had been in exceptional form since the beginning of the season, scored his inaugural goal in Asia's premier club competition. Anderson Talisca then completed the turnaround with a brace at the Al-Awwal Park.
The 3-1 victory solidified Al-Nassr's position at the top of Group E with six points, establishing a three-point lead over second-placed Persepolis.