Ronaldo’s goals set Al-Nassr on a path to a much-needed victory as they push for another league title. The Middle Eastern giants have endured a patch of mixed form since signing the superstar on a contract worth £173million per year.
They drew two of their last three league games ahead of the fixture against Al-Wehda and were knocked out of the Saudi Super Cup by Al-Ittihad, depriving Ronaldo of a shot at an early piece of silverware. These results invited Al-Shabab back into the title race, but Ronaldo’s goals on Thursday night saw Al-Nassr leapfrog their rivals, over whom they also have a game in hand
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner would go on to plunder 311 goals in just 292 La Liga games – and he was almost as prolific for Juventus, whom he joined in 2018. Ronaldo scored 81 Serie A goals in 98 appearances for the Turin giants before returning to United in 2021.
Things went well during his first season back in the Premier League, as Ronaldo scored an impressive 18 goals in 30 appearances during a challenging season for the Red Devils. However, he managed just one goal in the first half of this season and his contract was terminated in November after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo’s four goals against Al-Wehda means he has scored five goals in his first three Saudi Pro League appearances. His overall tally of 503 means he is only behind Pele (604), Romario (544), Josef Bican (518) and Ferenc Puskas (514) on the all-time list of league goalscorers. MARCELO SAYS TO HIS TO HIS FRIEND (YOU ARE 38 BUT STILL MAKING MAGIC LOVE YOU CHRISTIANO)
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