Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his first trophy with Al-Nassr despite leaving the match on a stretcher due to an injury setback. Al-Nassr came from behind against Al-Hilal to clinch the Arab Club Champions Cup, thanks to two goals from Ronaldo. However, his night was almost overshadowed by a late injury that forced him to exit the match.
With only five minutes remaining, Ronaldo suffered a left thigh injury and was unable to finish the final. He left the field on a motorized stretcher, looking distressed, which raised concerns for the Saudi team.
Nonetheless, the 38-year-old managed to participate in the team’s victory celebrations after winning the trophy—Ronaldo’s first piece of silverware since moving to the Middle East. His two goals secured Al-Nassr’s victory in the Arab Club Championship over Al-Hilal.
Al-Hilal initially took the lead in the match, with Brazilian midfielder Michael scoring five minutes into the second half. But Ronaldo then took control of the game. He first equalized for Al-Nassr fifteen minutes before the end, and although he thought he had secured the victory with a late goal, it was ruled out for offside.
The game proceeded to extra time, and Ronaldo had the final say. He headed home the winning goal in the first half of the extended period, clinching the trophy for his team. With these goals, the Portuguese icon became the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, solidifying his first trophy since joining the club in January.Al-Nassr will now hope that Ronaldo’s injury doesn’t have any long-term consequences, as they celebrate their victory in the Arab Club Champions Cup.