In the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Nasr and Al-Ahli, Cristiano Ronaldo capitalized on Al-Nasr’s poor defence and a cloud of smoke to score the game-winning goal that led Al-Nasr to a 4-3 victory.
Ronaldo gave his team the ideal start with a goal after just four minutes of play against an Al-Ahli team that contained Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin. Ronaldo’s goal put his team up 1-0.
The Portuguese striker received a feed from Sadio Mane before capitalizing on some bad defense and putting the ball beyond the goalie through a puff of smoke caused by some pre-game fireworks, despite the fact that he could not see the goal.
Ronaldo celebrated in his signature manner after scoring his seventh goal of the season, and he went on to score the game-winning goal for his team a little while later to ensure that they would take home the victory.
Anderson Talisca, a former midfielder for Benfica, scored two goals for Al-Ahli in the first half, while Frank Kessie, a former player for AC Milan, scored one of Al-Ahli’s goals to get them within one.
After that, Riyad Mahrez scored his second goal for Al-Ahli since joining the club from Manchester City. He converted an early penalty kick in the second half to score his goal.
After just two minutes had passed, Ronaldo ended any possibility of a comeback by scoring his second goal of the evening with assistance from Talisca. This strike put Ronaldo’s tally for the evening at two goals.
Although Al-Ahli’s Firas Al Buraikan scored a goal in the dying minutes of the game, it was not enough to prevent Al-Nasr and Ronaldo from taking the win.
The former star of Manchester United and Real Madrid now has eight goals in only five games for Al-Nasr, leading the team to a four-game winning streak that has taken them back into championship contention.
They are now just three points behind Nuno Espirito Santo’s Al-Ittihad side, who are currently dominating the league.