The talent on the pitch was spectacular.
Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Roberto Firmino, Marcelo Brozovic, Alain Saint-Maximin, Franck Kessie, and more. It’s not the UEFA Champions League. It was Al Nasr-Al Ahli in the Saudi Arabian Professional League.
The star of the show was Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr).
Ronaldo exploded for a multi-goal performance against Al Ahli in their home match of the seventh round of the Saudi Arabian Professional League for the 2023-2024 season at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday (March 23).
Ronaldo opened the scoring in the fourth minute. He finished a pass from Mane with his left foot. The goal came amid a cloud of smoke from the fireworks that kicked off the match. The UK’s Daily Star compared Ronaldo’s first goal to the entrance of professional wrestling star Undertaker.
Alnasr took the lead in the 17th minute through Andersson Talisca’s header, and Al Ahli responded with a goal from Kessie in the 30th minute. Alnasr went into the break 3-1 up with Talisca scoring in first-half stoppage time.레고토토
Al Ahli pulled one back five minutes into the second half on a Mahrez penalty.
Ronaldo drove a wedge. Seven minutes into the second half, he beat a defender from just outside the penalty box and opened the scoring with his left foot. His eighth goal of the season followed by his ninth. Leads the Professional League in goals. Three goals ahead of the second-place group with six goals, including Mane.
Despite conceding in the 42nd minute, Alnasr won 4-3. Five straight wins after opening two losses. Moved up to fifth place with 15 points. Three points behind leaders Alitihad, who have 18 points from six games.