Cristiano Ronaldo, the Arabian team’s talisman, scored his first goal from the penalty spot in a 2-2 draw with Al Fateh.
Al Nassr were trailing by one goal before Ronaldo’s late penalty tied the game on Friday night.
The 37-year-old Portuguese star had a great chance to score earlier in the first half. He also had a goal disallowed by the VAR.
Ronaldo took to social media after the 2-2 draw to celebrate his first league goal for Al Nassr, who reportedly pays him £175 million per year.
He shared a series of pictures from the game which he captioned:
Happy to have scored my first goal in the Saudi league and great effort by the whole team to achieve an important draw in a very difficult match!
Happy to have scored my first goal in the Saudi league and great effort by whole team to achieve an important draw in a very difficult match! 💪🏼
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) February 3, 2023
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had not scored in his previous two matches after scoring twice for an all-star squad against PSG in a widely publicized friendly earlier in January.
In either Al Nassr’s Saudi Super Cup loss to Al Ittihad or his league debut against Al Ettifaq, he failed to score.
With 15 games left in the Saudi league, Al Nassr’s team took the lead after Ronaldo assisted them in stealing a point from the visiting club. They are tied for second place with Al Shabab on 34 points, but they still have one game left.
Their next campaign match is against Al Wedha on Thursday.
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