Cristiano Ronaldo made a memorable impact in his latest match for Al-Nassr, scoring four goals against Al-Wehda in the Saudi Arabian Pro League. After securing the win, Ronaldo asked the referee, Sultan Al-Harbi, to sign the match ball as a souvenir. Al-Harbi had consulted VAR over a handball incident, which led to the award of the penalty that gave Ronaldo the opportunity to complete his 61st career hat-trick.
Before Thursday’s game, Ronaldo had not yet hit his stride in the Saudi Arabian league since joining Al-Nassr in December. In the previous games he played, the club only won one, and Ronaldo had only scored once, from the penalty spot.
However, that all changed against Al-Wehda. Ronaldo’s first two goals came after he beat the offside trap and finished with precision. He then confidently converted the penalty to complete his hat-trick. The fourth goal came shortly after, as he tapped in a rebound after Al-Wehda’s keeper Abdulquddus Atiah failed to hold onto his original attempt.
With this sensational four-goal performance, Ronaldo reached a major career milestone, as his first goal was the 500th league goal of his career. This triumph shows that even at 38 years old, Ronaldo remains a dominant force in football, with his incredible scoring ability and impeccable technique.