al-Nasr defeated al-Taawoon 2-1 at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh. Although the Portuguese captain did not score a goal, he was credited with an assist. Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr on Jan. 1 in a sensational transfer, signing a 2-1/2-year contract worth more than 200 million euros. He parted ways with Manchester United after a scandalous interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan in which he criticized the club’s management and head coach Erik ten Hague.
Against Al Taavoun, Ronaldo, who was also named captain, got his goal in the 17th minute with a brilliant through ball from the center circle to teammate Abdulrahman Gharib. After receiving a delightful pass, the winger skipped to his right and then curled the ball into the lower right corner.
The assist was well received by the fans, with one of them tweeting: RONALDO ARE YOU MAD YOU MAD WHAT AN ASSIST.
6 goal assists in his last two games. This is the Cristiano Ronaldo we all know and love, another fan wrote.
That Ronaldo-Garib connection is something I never imagined in my life, another fan added.
One fan wrote: It’s time to appreciate greatness!!! Ronaldo is a beast!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo since leaving Man United: 5 goals 2 assists Weghorst since joining Man United: 0 goals 0 assists, another fan wrote.
After a brilliant pass Ronaldo also conceded a goal in the 48th minute. After receiving a low pass, the striker failed to hit the shot at point-blank range. Here is the video of his miss:
Since his arrival, Ronaldo has scored five goals in four games in the Saudi Professional League, his team is first in the table with 40 points, while Al Ittihad is in second place with 40 points but less goal difference. The 38-year-old scored in the recent 2-2 draw with Al-Fateh, and also struck four times against Al-Wehda in the 4-0 victory.