Cristiano Ronaldo: Al Nassr Star Finally Scores First Goal in 2024 on Valentine’s Day, Video

Cristiano Ronaldo: Al Nassr Star Finally Scores First Goal in 2024 on Valentine’s Day, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 14, 2024 at 9:15 PM
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  • Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored in 2024
  • Ronaldo's goal gave Al-Nassr a 1-0 win in the AFC Champions League
  • His goal against Al Fayha means he has scored a goal every year since 2002

Cristiano Ronaldo broke his goal-scoring drought for the year by notching the solitary goal for Al-Nassr in their narrow victory against Al Fayha in the AFC Champions League.

Ronaldo's decisive strike in a hard-fought battle against the fellow Saudi Pro League side not only marked his first goal of 2024 but also provided the Knights of Najd with a slight advantage heading into the second leg next week.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his match-winning goal with his Al-Nassr teammate. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN.
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The 39-year-old had missed his side's inaugural game of 2024 due to injury, a highly-anticipated friendly clash with Lionel Messi's Inter Miami, which ended in a resounding 6-0 victory for Al-Nassr. Despite watching from the stands, Ronaldo's absence was palpable.

Returning to action in the Riyadh Season Cup final, Cristiano's hopes were dashed as Al-Nassr suffered a two-nil defeat to crosstown rivals Al Hilal.

Ronaldo finally scores in 2024

However, in his second appearance of the year, the seasoned veteran, who has graced the ranks of Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, showcased his prowess with a clinical finish.

Beyond its importance for Luis Castro's squad, Ronaldo's goal against Al Fayha held personal significance, marking yet another milestone in his illustrious career spanning over two decades.

Notably, the match also signified his 1000th club appearance across Portugal, England, Spain, Italy and now Saudi Arabia.

According to CristianoXtra, Ronaldo boasts an impressive record of 796 victories, the highest in the history of the sport.

Additionally, BR Football notes that Ronaldo's goal on February 14th, coinciding with Valentine's Day, underscores his remarkable consistency, having scored in every year since 2002.

What's next for Ronaldo?

Looking ahead, having ended his mini goal-scoring drought, CR7 will aim to build on his recent success when Al-Nassr welcomes Al Fateh in a Saudi Pro League fixture on Saturday, February 17. R

The Portuguese and his teammates would aspire to narrow the gap between themselves and crosstown rivals Al Hilal, who currently lead the SPL with a seven-point advantage.

Ronaldo fires Al Nassr to victory

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that in the AFC Champions League round of 16 clash between Al-Nassr and Al Fayha, Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the decisive figure.

With a late goal in the second half, CR7 propelled Al-Nassr to a slender lead ahead of the second leg scheduled for Wednesday, February 21.

Ronaldo, aged 39, demonstrated his prowess once again in the 81st minute by seizing on a loose ball in the box and dispatching a right-footed shot from close range, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

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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.