Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Scores His First Goal For Al-Nassr in Saudi Pro League

 February 04,2023

Source photo: fp Al-Nassr

The match took place in an interesting way. Both teams created a number of scoring chances.

 The goals from Al Fateh were scored by Cristian Tello and Sofiane Bendebka. Meanwhile, Al Nassr's goals were scored by Talisca and Cristiano Ronaldo.

 Al Nassr himself had played with 10 players. Because Talisca was sent off in the second round. This result kept Al Nassr at the top of the Saudi Pro League standings with a collection of 34 points from 15 matches. While Al Fateh is ranked sixth with 22 points. 

First Round

 Al Fateh opened the match nicely. In the 12th minute they were able to break into Al Nassr's goal thanks to Cristian Tello's action. 1-0.

 Ronaldo had scored a goal in the 23rd minute. He broke into Al Fateh's goal with his left foot shot from the edge of the penalty box. But the referee annulled his goal because he was caught offside earlier.

 In the 35th minute Ronaldo had a golden opportunity to break into the opponent's goal. He got the rebound from Talisca's kick which was pushed over by the goalkeeper and hit the left goalpost. Unfortunately the ball kick from inside the penalty box even soared high from the target.

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 The 42nd minute Al Nassr finally managed to score an equalizer. Talisca successfully executed a pull ball from the left wing. He kicked the ball with his left foot at the end of the penalty box. 1-1!

 45+1 minutes, Ronaldo gets a golden opportunity to score. He received a short pass from his partner in the penalty box and in sufficiently free conditions he was able to shoot with his left foot. However, the ball hit the crossbar. The first half ended without any additional goals. Al Fateh 1-1 Al Nassr.

 Second round

 In the 47th minute Talisca had a chance to score with a header after receiving a mature pass from Ronaldo from the right wing. But the ball header soared high.

 Al Fateh was finally able to score his second goal. This time it's from Sofiane Bendebka. Getting a vertical pass from the left side, he immediately fired a first time shot at the far post. The ball went straight through Al Nassr's defense. 2-1!

 Towards the end of the game the situation was getting tense for Al Nassr. In the 88th minute, the match was stopped because Ronaldo was involved in an argument with the opposing defender. He was finally shown a yellow card by the referee. Al Nassr's efforts finally paid off. Player Al Fateh committed a violation in the penalty box and the referee gave a penalty. The execution was carried out smoothly by Ronaldo in 90 + 3 minutes.

 Al Nassr tried to score an additional goal after equalizing the score. However, their efforts were fruitless, especially after Talisca was shown a red card in the 90+5 minute. The match against Al Fateh also ended in a 2-2 draw.

 Player lineup

 Al Fateh: Jacob Rinne; Al-Zubaidi, Al Daheem, Marwane Saadane, Tawfiq Buhimed; Ayman Al-Khulaif, Petros, Moammed Al-Fuhaid, Firas Al-Buraikan; Sofiane Bendebka, Cristian Tello.

 Coach: Georgios Donis

 Al Nassr: Agustin Rossi; Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Ali Al-Oujami, Ghislain Konan; Abdullah Alkhaibari, Luiz Gustavo; Ayman Yahya, Anderson Talisca, Abdulrahman Ghareeb; Cristiano Ronaldo

 Coach: Rudi Garcia


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