Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a double, including an impressive long-distance lob, helping Al Nassr clinch a 3-0 victory over Al Okhdood in the Saudi Pro League on Friday.
Al Nassr was already leading 1-0 thanks to Sami Al-Naji’s goal in the 13th minute when Ronaldo took center stage, netting two goals within three minutes towards the end of the match.
Ronaldo’s first goal came in the 77th minute. After goalkeeper Paulo Vitor failed to effectively handle an Alex Telles cross, Ronaldo collected the ball at the far post and unleashed a powerful shot into the net from a challenging angle.
However, it was his next goal that truly electrified the Riyadh crowd. When Vitor rushed out of his box to thwart an attack, the ball landed straight at Ronaldo’s feet. He controlled it before launching a precise lob over the goalkeeper and defenders, which sailed under the crossbar and into the net from over 35 yards out.
Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in 13 Saudi Pro League games this season. The victory lifted Al Nassr to second place in the table, trailing league leaders Al Hilal by just one point. Neymar’s men still have a game in hand on Ronaldo’s Al Nassr.