Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 2 Goal of the Season Contenders As He Reaches 15 Goals in Saudi League

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 2 Goal of the Season Contenders As He Reaches 15 Goals in Saudi League

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 25, 2023 at 8:36 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo starred for the umpteenth time as Al-Nassr beat Al Akhdoud
  • The 38-year-old rolled back the hands of time to notch two brilliant goals
  • His brace takes his tally in the Saudi Pro League to 15 goals in 13 games

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his fine streak of form in front of the goal when he notched his 14th and 15th goals in the Saudi Pro League on Friday, November 24.

Fresh from inspiring Portugal to Euro 2024 qualification with a flawless record, Ronaldo produced an astounding moment to help Al-Nassr secure a resounding victory against lowly-placed Al Akhdoud.

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Cristiano Ronaldo notched two outstanding goals as Al-Nassr beat Al Akhdoud. Photos credit: @AlNassrFC_EN and @TheNassrZone
Source: Twitter

While the scoreline might appear flattering, the Knights of Najd had to work their socks off to stretch their unbeaten run to an eyewatering 19 games.

Midfielder Sami Al Naji drew first blood for the Knights of Najd just 13 minutes into the match. But it proved to be the beginning of a very frustrating night for Luis Castro and his charges, who were kept at bay by a resolute Al Akhdoud defence.

Ronaldo scores golazos against Al Akhdoud

But when it mattered the most, the Portuguese phenom proved why he is considered by many as the greatest goal-scorer in the history of the sport and, by extension, the greatest footballer of all time.

First, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus ace pounced on a rebound before rifling home from an almost impossible angle to double the lead for the home side in the 77th minute, as cited by Livescore.

As if that was not enough, he added the icing on the cake when his lob from almost 40 yards out found the back of the net to seal all three points for the Riyadh-based powerhouse, per SportBIBLE.

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Chelsea star acknowledges Ronaldo's career influence

Sports Brief also reported that Senegal and Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson has disclosed that he grew up watching Cristiano Ronaldo, and his career has been massively influenced by the former Real Madrid forward.

Although he did not play in La Liga during Ronaldo's time in the Spanish league, he had an eye on the legendary forward wherever he played.

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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.