Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts After Firing Blank for the First Time in Last 3 Games for Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts After Firing Blank for the First Time in Last 3 Games for Al Nassr

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 6, 2024 at 12:13 AM
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  • Al-Nassr maintained their winning run in the Saudi League
  • A bullet header from Aymeric Laporte sealed a 1-0 victory
  • Talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, played a huge role in the win

Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted after inspiring Al-Nassr to a hard-fought victory against Damac in the Saudi Pro League.

The 39-year-old failed to find the back of the net for the first time in his last three games for the Knights of Najd.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammates after an important win in the Saudi League against Damac. Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz.
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His inability to add to his goal tally was partly due to coach Luis Castro's decision to start the Portuguese phenom from the bench.

While Ronaldo blanked against Damac, former Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte stepped up in stoppage time, securing the win with a powerful header, GOAL reports.

Ronaldo reacts after Al-Nassr win

After the game, Ronaldo took to his social media platforms to express his delight, labelling the victory as "important."

He shared his sentiments on X (formerly known as Twitter), accompanied by a fist pump emoji.

What's next for Ronaldo and Al-Nassr?

Although the win may not significantly impact the Saudi League title race, it marks back-to-back victories at the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Stadium, following their dominant 8-0 win over Abha on April 2.

These victories will undoubtedly boost the team's confidence heading into their upcoming Saudi Super Cup clash on Monday, April 8.

Al-Nassr, winners of the 2023 Arab Cup, will face off against Riyadh rivals Al-Hilal, who are currently on a remarkable 40-game unbeaten run, including a 32-game winning streak.

Despite the daunting challenge ahead, Ronaldo and his teammates can take solace in the fact that they were the last team to defeat the Blue Waves, having secured victory in the Arab Cup final.

Additionally, it's worth noting that Hilal have won their last two encounters against Al-Nassr, with a 3-0 win in the league followed by a 2-0 triumph in the Riyadh Season Cup, resulting in an aggregate scoreline of 5-0.

Ronaldo on the verge of history

In a previous publication on Cristiano Ronaldo, Sports Brief reported that the ex-Real Madrid star is poised to make history by potentially achieving a remarkable milestone by the end of the season.

According to SPORTBible, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner could become the first player in football history to secure a Golden Boot in four distinct divisions, excluding state championships.

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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.