Cristiano Ronaldo once again showcased his scoring prowess for Al Nassr, propelling the Saudi side to a convincing 3-1 victory over Raja Casablanca in the Arab Club Champions Cup quarter-finals.
The Portuguese maestro, a perennial force to be reckoned with, left his mark in the 19th minute, courtesy of a brilliant assist from his teammate Talisca. With finesse and precision, Talisca outmaneuvered two defenders on the right flank, deftly maneuvering the ball into the box, setting up Ronaldo for an ideal scoring opportunity.
In his trademark fashion, the legendary forward displayed his unparalleled skill and mastery by striking the ball with his left foot, sending it soaring into the net. The stadium erupted in cheers as Al Nassr secured the opening goal, and the jubilation reached new heights when their recent acquisition, Sadio Mane, emulated Ronaldo’s iconic “siu” celebration, paying homage to the football legend’s signature move.
Ronaldo’s prowess was not limited to that moment, as he came agonizingly close to adding another goal, narrowly missing as the ball rebounded off the woodwork. Nevertheless, Al Nassr’s unwavering determination prevailed, and goals from Sultan Al-Ghannam and Seko Fofana sealed their triumphant victory.