Sunday, September 03, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 850th career goal as Al Nassr triumphed 5-1 against Al-Hazm in the Saudi Pro League over the weekend.
Ronaldo's impressive performance included netting his sixth goal in the last three games and providing two assists, contributing significantly to Al Nassr's third consecutive league win.
Sadio Mane also left his mark on the scoresheet, showcasing the team's formidable attacking prowess.
The 38-year-old Ronaldo, ever the team player, took to social media to share his joy, saying, "Another great team performance! We keep improving. Let’s go @AlNassrFC... 850 career goals and still counting!"
Ronaldo, who made the move to Al-Nassr from Manchester United in December, has been in sensational form, amassing an impressive tally of 26 goals in only 30 appearances for his new club. This remarkable achievement follows his milestone of scoring his 800th career goal in December 2021 during his tenure at Manchester United.
Following the recent victory, Ronaldo took to social media to express his delight, sharing, "Another great team performance! We keep improving. 850 career goals and still counting."
With this triumph, Al-Nassr now stands just four points behind Al-Hilal, the current league leaders.
In another exciting match, Aleksander Mitrovic's hat-trick propelled the league leaders to a thrilling 4-3 victory against Al-Ittihad on Friday, with Karim Benzema adding to the hosts' scoreline.
Meanwhile, Moussa Dembele's brace played a crucial role in Al-Ettifaq's impressive 3-1 win over Damac.
Al-Nassr's recent victory extends their unbeaten streak to four matches, while Steven Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq squad put an end to their two-match winless spell with their win.
In a separate encounter, a star-studded Al-Ahli side featuring Roberto Firmino, Gabri Veiga, Riyad Mahrez, and Allan Saint-Maximin suffered a surprising 5-1 defeat at the hands of Al-Fateh, causing them to lose ground in the league standings.