Cristiano Ronaldo scores 4 goals as Al Nassr thrash Al Wehda 4-0
Al Nassr vs Al Wehda Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo scores 4 goals as Al Nassr thrash Al Wehda 4-0
Al Nassr vs Al Wehda Highlights, Saudi Pro League: Cristiano Ronaldo burst into life in the Saudi Premier League match between Al Nassr and Al Wehda as he scored 4 goals in one match to steer his team to victory. For the first goal, he peeled off the opposition defender and finished expertly as a lethal left footed shot beat the goalie as the ball nestled into the bottom corner. For the second goal, ran on a through ball and finished it with aplomb, right through the opposition goalkeeper’s legs.
The first goal was a milestone one for the Portuguese talisman as it helped him reach 500 club goals. The 3rd goal, he scored from the spot to complete his first hattrick for Al Nassr. The fourth goal was a replay of the second as Ronaldo latched on to a through ball, hit it straight at the goalie who parried and the superstar finished off a rebound.
Earlier, Ronaldo started for Al Nassr against Al Wehda after a week of scoring a stoppage time penalty to help orchestrate a 2-2 draw. Ronaldo’s spot kick marked his first goal for the Saudi club since he joined them following the split with Manchester United midway through the season.
Ronaldo wrapped up his goals haul in 61 minutes with a rebound to make it five league goals after featuring in only four matches this season.
The Portuguese superstar has now scored 824 career goals
Al Nasr top the league on goals difference following goals 37 points from 16 matches, one match less than Al Shabab in second place.
The 38-year-old scored twice in each half to secure the win for title-chasing Al Nasr while also breaking personal records.
Ronaldo’s first goal, a precise finish into the bottom far for a career- is his 500th career league goal.
The former Man United striker slotted home from a through ball to double the visitors’ lead before completing his hat-trick — his first for the club — with a penalty early in the second half, his 61st career hat-trick, and 31st scored after clocking 30 years of age.
What Ronaldo said after scoring four goals for Al-Nassr, reaching milestone
Al-Nassr forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed happiness after scoring four goals in his side’s 4-0 win over Al-Wehda in the Saudi Pro League.
Ronaldo’s four-goals against Al-Wehda saw him to reach his 500th career league goal.
The Portugal captain received the ball inside the penalty area, took a couple of touches before firing a left-footed shot past the opponent goalkeeper.
Ronaldo then added another before half-time as he also scored two goals in the second half.
Reacting, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, said he felt great.
Ronaldo tweeted: “Great feeling to have scored 4 goals and reached my 500th league goal in a very solid win by the team!”
Ronaldo’s 503 league goals have come across five clubs – 311 for Real Madrid, 103 across two spells with Manchester United, 81 for Juventus, three for Sporting and now four with Al-Nassr.
Al-Nassr coach reacts as Cristiano Ronaldo scores four goals
Al-Nassr coach, Rudi Garcia, has reacted to forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s four goals against Al-Wehda in the Saudi Pro League on Thursday.
Garcia watched as Al-Nassr defeated Al-Wehda in Mecca, thanks to Ronaldo’s four goals.
The result against Al-Wehda means Garcia’s side are now back at the top of the Saudi Pro League table.
Al-Nassr now have 37 points to their name, having won 11, drawn four and lost one of their 16 matches.
Speaking after the game, Garcia said Al-Nassr’s teammates now realized what Ronaldo wanted and when he would score.
“Ronaldo has reached a great stage of homogeneity and harmony with his teammates. Over time, his teammates realized what he wanted and when he will score,” Garcia told a press conference [via Arabic sports daily Al-Riyadiah]:
“I think it was a good night for Cristiano Ronaldo because he scored four goal
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