- All four of Al Nassr’s goals against Al Fateh were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Ronaldo has now scored 501 league goals in total.
- Ronaldo’s hat-trick on Thursday became his 61st match with three or more goals scored.
By scoring all four goals for his new Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr in its 4-0 victory over Al Wehda on Thursday (February 9) in the Saudi Professional League match played at the King Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Cristiano Ronaldo quashed any doubts about his ability to perform like he did in the past. Ronaldo scored his first goal for Al Nassr in the team’s latest league game after going scoreless in his first two games for the Middle Eastern club. The Portuguese footballer, who turned 38 on Sunday (February 9), scored for the second game in a row after breaking his goalless streak against Al Fateh the previous week. This time, he scored all four goals.
He scored the game’s first goal in the game’s first twenty-first minute, followed by another goal in the forty-first. In the 53rd minute of the game, Ronaldo, who signed a record-breaking 200 million euro per year contract with Al Nassr’s, accomplished his 61st career hat-trick by converting the spot kick. In the 61st minute of the game, Ronaldo scored his final goal.
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It's a SUPER Hattrick 🤩— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) February 9, 2023
It’s Ronaldo moments 🐐 pic.twitter.com/QOho4cuxQA
It was Ronaldo’s third league match with Al Nassr, giving him a total of five goals. After scoring four goals on Thursday, Cristiano Ronaldo reached the milestone of 500 league goals, and his hat-trick was his 31st since turning 30.
Great feeling to have scored 4 goals and reaching my 500th league goal in a very solid win by the team!💪🏼— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) February 9, 2023
Al Nassr reclaims the top spot in the Saudi Professional League points chart with the victory over Al Wehda. They’ve played 16 games, scoring 37 points. Al Nassr is in first place despite Al Shabab having the same number of points and having played one more match. This is partly because Al Shabab has a stronger goal differential. Al Wehda, on the other hand, has lost nine league games in a row after their thrashing on Thursday. Out of 16 teams, they are ranked 13th in terms of points.