Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend, has issued a stern warning to the leaders of the Saudi Pro League, Al Hilal, after his pivotal role in Al-Nassr’s emphatic home victory over Al Khaleej on the 12th match day.
Despite a recent two-match goalless streak, the 38-year-old superstar bounced back, helping the Knights of Najd keep up their chase of the Blue Waves, who have only lost four points this season.
Ronaldo was instrumental in Al-Nassr’s home victory, breaking the deadlock at Al-Awwal Park just before the half-hour mark with a spectacular long-range strike that electrified the crowd. This goal not only increased his season tally to 12 goals from 11 league appearances, averaging 1.09 goals per game, but also equaled his 44th goal of the year with Manchester City’s top scorer Erling Haaland.
In addition to his goal-scoring prowess, Ronaldo’s strike against Al Khaleej marked another significant milestone in his illustrious career, as it represented his incredible achievement of netting 400 goals since turning 30.
Furthermore, the Portuguese star demonstrated his exceptional playmaking skills this season by providing a key assist for Aymeric Laporte to score his first goal for Al-Nassr, securing a decisive 2-0 victory.
This victory extended Al-Nassr’s unbeaten run to an impressive 16 games, reinforcing their ambition to win the Saudi top-flight title.
Currently in second place and trailing their city rivals, Al Hilal, by four points, the Riyadh-based giants remain steadfast in their quest for championship glory.
After the match, Ronaldo took to social media to celebrate the team’s outstanding 2-0 victory over Al Khaleej, while sending a powerful message to Al Hilal, who are leading the table.