By: Luis Imana
A new stage began for Cristiano Ronaldo after making his official debut with Al-Nassr in the narrowest margin win over Al-Ettifaq on Day 14 of the Saudi Arabian League.
A few days after the spectacle between PSG and Riyadh Season where he scored two of the four goals for the Arab team “CR7”. He launched his right foot into the penalty area, which he will defend until June 2025.
With 22,862 fans at Msool Park, the Portuguese attacker played from the first whistle and with the captain’s ribbon. At 38, Cristiano played along and, with his usual thirst for goals, put the opposing defense under pressure.
the goal of Al-Nasr He reached the 31st minute from an Al-Sulaiheem cross into the box headed for Ronaldo, but it was Brazilian Anderson Talisca who scored the only goal of the game.
With the yellow box advantage, the Portuguese star was looking for his first goal with the Asian squad and the clearest game came at 77′ when ‘CR7’ managed to get rid of the marker in the area and finish the goal; However, his shot was saved by goalkeeper Paulo Victor.
Although the five-time Ballon d’Or winners left no mark on the scoreboard, he could have been part of an important victory that sees the Riyadh team top of Saudi football’s highest category with 33 points.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is a positive addition, helping to disperse defenders like he did today. He’s one of the best players in the world,” he said. Rudy GarciaCoach of Al-Nassr.
Al-Ettifaq strategist Patrice Carteron also had a few words on ex-Manchester United’s debut. “It was our advantage to be there for the first game in which Cristiano Ronaldo took part, who is an asset to Al-Nassr and the league in general,” he admitted.
After making his official debut with the Arab side, the all-new Portuguese will be aiming for his first goal when Al-Nassr take on Al-Ittihad this Thursday semifinals of the Saudi Arabian Super Cup.