Cristiano Ronaldo Bags Impressive Hat Trick As Al Nassr Thump Al Taee in the Saudi League

Cristiano Ronaldo Bags Impressive Hat Trick As Al Nassr Thump Al Taee in the Saudi League

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 30, 2024 at 9:10 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo spurred Al-Nassr to an emphatic victory
  • Ronaldo scored three times in the 5-1 win against Al-Tai
  • It was his maiden hat-trick in front of the Al-Nassr faithful

Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his brilliance with a sensational second-half hat-trick, propelling Al-Nassr to a commanding 5-1 victory over Al Taee in the Saudi Pro League clash on Saturday, March 30.

Despite a challenging run with Portugal in the recent international friendlies, Ronaldo put his struggles aside and delivered a stellar performance, finding the net three times.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with a fist pump after his goal-scoring heroics for Al-Nassr. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN.
Source: Twitter

His exploits were complemented by goals from compatriot Otavio and Saudi winger Abdulrahman Ghareeb.

Ronaldo inspires Al-Nassr to a thumping win

Al-Nassr, determined to bounce back after their hopes of a Saudi championship waned, started the match aggressively, dominating possession but initially failing to break the deadlock.

Their persistence paid off when Otavio's cross-shot found the back of the net fortuitously in the 20th minute, sparking cheers from the home crowd.

However, the joy was short-lived as Dutch forward Virgil Misidjan capitalised on defensive lapses to equalise just two minutes later.

The tide turned in Al-Nassr's favour when Misidjan received a red card in the 36th minute, providing a lifeline for the home side.

Ghareeb then capitalised on the momentum, slotting home a goal from a Sadio Mane cross in stoppage time of the first half.

Buoyed by Ghareeb's strike, Luis Castro's team emerged revitalized in the second half.

Ronaldo seized the opportunity, connecting with another Mane cross to half-volley home and extending the lead in the 65th minute. Just two minutes later, he doubled his tally, further widening the gap between the two teams.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner completed his hat-trick with a clinical finish, sealing a comprehensive victory for the Knights of Najd.

Fans praise Ronaldo after hat-trick

In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo earned accolades for his remarkable performance in Al-Nassr's commanding 5-1 victory over Al-Tai in the Saudi Pro League.

The veteran forward leads the league's scoring charts with 26 goals, holding a four-goal lead over his closest rival, Aleksandar Mitrovic of Al-Hilal.

Fans worldwide praised Ronaldo for his remarkable consistency and goal-scoring prowess.

Ronaldo elated after treble milestone

Continuing with more news on Ronaldo, Sports Brief also highlighted his elation after achieving another milestone in his illustrious career.

Despite the recent news that he's no longer considered Portugal's 'best player,' Ronaldo shared his joy on social media, expressing gratitude to fans worldwide.

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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.