Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 850th career goal while playing for Al Nassr in their convincing 5-1 away victory against Al-Hazm on a Saturday night. Ronaldo showcased his playmaking abilities as well, contributing with two assists in a match that marked Al Nassr’s third consecutive win in the Saudi Pro League.
The 38-year-old maestro initiated the scoring by setting up Abdulrahman Ghareeb for the game’s opening goal in the 33rd minute. Not stopping there, he played a crucial role in extending Al Nassr’s lead just before halftime when Abdullah Al-Khaibari beautifully volleyed home from a corner kick.
Gambia’s national team player Muhammed Badamosi managed to score a goal for Al-Hazm shortly after the halftime break. However, in the 57th minute, Al Nassr extended their lead to 3-1 with the help of yet another assist from Ronaldo. The third goal for Al Nassr was beautifully executed by Otavio after an impressive team build-up.
Ronaldo further added to the scoreline by personally netting the fourth goal, unleashing a formidable shot from 13 yards that found the back of the net.
Sadio Mane sealed the victory with a precise finish in the 78th minute, capping off a fluid offensive sequence involving Ronaldo and Ghareeb. After starting the season with two consecutive losses in the league, Al Nassr, who have amassed 14 goals in their last three matches, They’ve reduced the difference to the top of the table to just four points.
Ronaldo currently holds the top position as the leading goal scorer in this season’s Saudi Pro League, and he also tops the charts when it comes to assists.
Highlights: Al-Hazm 1-5 Al Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 850th career goal with a celebration as Al Nassr secured a commanding 5-1 victory over Al-Hazm in the Saudi Pro League on Saturday.
Ronaldo continued his incredible form by netting his sixth goal in his last three matches and providing two assists, contributing significantly to Al Nassr’s third consecutive league triumph. Sadio Mane also made his mark on the scoresheet.
Taking to social media, the 38-year-old Ronaldo expressed his delight, saying, “Another exceptional team performance! Our progress continues. Let’s go @AlNassrFC… 850 career goals and the count goes on!”
After suffering defeats in their first two league games this season, last year’s runners-up have made a remarkable turnaround, scoring a total of 14 goals in their last three matches. They are currently trailing league leaders Al-Hilal by a margin of only four points.
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Ronaldo currently leads the league in scoring this season with six goals, holding a one-goal advantage over former Liverpool forward Mane.