Cristiano Ronaldo’s subsequent sport with Al Nassr after Al Shabab thrashing

Unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo was centre stage throughout Al Nassr’s 4-0 victory over Al Shabab.

Because the scoreline suggests, Al Nassr dominated their guests at Al-Awwal Park, managing ten photographs on track, 4 objectives and three factors.

Ronaldo was on the coronary heart of every part Al Nassr did, bagging himself a brace from the penalty spot. The primary was calmly stroked into the underside right-hand nook, whereas the second – which he had considerably controversially gained himself – was hammered low into the identical place.

The Portuguese additionally arrange Sadio Mane’s third with a beautiful move and will have doubtlessly had himself a hat-trick had his first-half header not been dominated out for a tender foul. Ronaldo had the ball at the back of the online a fourth time within the second half, however his strike was rightfully dominated out for an offside within the build-up.

The victory over Al Shabab took Al Nassr as much as sixth within the Saudi Professional League with a second successive victory serving to propel the aspect up the desk following a sluggish begin to the season.

However what subsequent for Ronaldo? Right here is when he’s subsequent in motion for Al Nassr.

Al-Nassr v Al-Taawoun - Saudi Pro League

Al Nassr are 4 video games into the brand new Saudi Professional League season / Adam Nurkiewicz/GettyImages

The 38-year-old’s subsequent opponents shall be Al Hazem at 19:00 (BST) on Saturday 2 September – the ultimate sport earlier than the worldwide break.

Whereas an away sport for Al Nassr, they are going to be robust favourites to get a fourth successive victory in all competitions. Al Hazem at present sit in sixteenth within the Saudi Professional League, solely above Al Shabab on objective distinction, and have solely managed two factors from their first 4 matches.

Al Nassr have gained their final three encounters with Al Hazem, however it is going to be the primary time that Ronaldo faces the newly-promoted aspect.

Al Hazem have a considerably weaker squad than Al Nassr with no actual superstars of their aspect. It must be a reasonably easy match for Ronaldo and his teammates earlier than the Portugal striker heads off on worldwide obligation.


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Ronaldo gained the Arab Cup with Al Nassr / Yasser Bakhsh/GettyImages

Earlier than the league season had even begun, Ronaldo lifted his first trophy with Al Nassr, including to an already overflowing silverware cupboard.

Al Nassr gained the Arab Membership Champions Cup in August, finally beating Al Hilal 2-1 after further time within the ultimate. Regardless of being down to 10 males from the 71st minute and a objective down, a Ronaldo brace accomplished an astounding comeback and earned him his first trophy since 2021.

Nevertheless, life within the Saudi Professional League bought off to a rocky begin with Al Nassr dropping their opening two video games of the season. A victory within the Asian Champions League would get issues again on observe, with Al Nassr then profitable their subsequent two league video games by an mixture rating of 9-0.

Ronaldo’s brace and help towards Al Shabab added to the hat-trick and help he bought throughout his aspect’s 5-0 thrashing of Al Fateh, with him and Mane starting to forge a powerful partnership.

Al Nassr 2023/24 Saudi Professional League outcomes




Al Ettifaq 2-1 Al Nassr


Al Nassr 0-2 Al Taawoun


Al Fateh 0-5 Al Nassr


Al Nassr 4-0 Al Shabab


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