In a thrilling match during round 12 of the Saudi Arabia Championship (Saudi Pro League), Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, faced off against Al Khaleej at Al-Awwal Park. The game kicked off with a controversial moment in the 10th minute when Sadio Mane appeared to score for Al Nassr, but the goal was ultimately disallowed after VAR review.
Despite the early setback, Al Nassr continued to dominate, relentlessly pressing toward Marwan Al-Haidari’s (Al Khaleej) goal. It took until the 26th minute for the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo to break the deadlock in a spectacular fashion. With a skillful tackle and an incredible long-range shot, Ronaldo left fans in awe.
Ronaldo received a pass from a teammate just outside the opponent’s penalty area, executing a mesmerizing move that sent an Al Khaleej defender tumbling to the ground. Seizing the opportunity, Ronaldo unleashed a powerful long-range strike from nearly 20 meters out, leaving goalkeeper Marwan Al-Haidari with no chance to make the save.
In the 58th minute, Ronaldo’s brilliance shone once more as he provided a precise assist to Aymeric Laporte, who tapped the ball into an empty net, securing a 2-0 victory for Al Nassr.