Cristiano Ronaldo was instrumental in leading Al Nassr to another victory in the Saudi Pro League as they defeated Al Hazm 5-1 on their travels. The Portuguese star played a key role in his team’s success, providing two assists and scoring a goal himself. This win marks Al Nassr’s third consecutive league victory as they aim to reclaim their title following two early season defeats.
Ronaldo’s impact was evident in the first half, as he assisted Abdulrahman Ghareeb in opening the scoring with a composed finish. Abdullah Al-Khaibari then doubled Al Nassr’s lead just before halftime with a well-taken volley at the back post. However, Al Hazm responded strongly after the break, with Muhammed Badamosi scoring a remarkable goal from distance to reduce the deficit.
Despite Al Hazm’s brief resurgence, Al Nassr quickly regained their two-goal advantage thanks to Otavio, who capitalized on another assist from Ronaldo. The dominance continued for Al Nassr, with Ronaldo himself finding the back of the net from close range to make it four. Former Liverpool winger Sadio Mane put the icing on the cake with a curling effort into the far bottom corner to secure the comfortable victory.
This win is significant for Al Nassr, as it marks their third consecutive league victory. After two early season defeats, they are now on track to challenge for the title once again. Additionally, Ronaldo maintains his position as the top goalscorer in the competition, having scored six goals in his first four matches.
The match started with Al Hazm lining up in a 4-4-2 formation, while Al Nassr opted for a 4-3-3 setup. The respective starting lineups were as follows:
Al Hazm (4-4-2, right to left): Dahmen (GK) — Otaibi, Viana, Al Dakheel, Al-Aazmi — Vinicius, Alsayyali, Traore, Al Shammari — Badamosi, Toze.
Al Nassr (4-3-3, right to left): Nawaf (GK) — Sultan, Fatil, Laporte, Konan — Al-Khaibari, Otavio, Brozovic — Mane, Ronaldo, Ghareeb.
Throughout the match, Al Nassr demonstrated their superiority, repeatedly finding the back of the net. Ronaldo’s influence was undeniable, as he scored a goal and provided two assists, contributing significantly to his team’s success. The match’s result not only cements Al Nassr’s current winning streak but also solidifies Ronaldo’s position as a key player in the Saudi Pro League.
The second half saw Al Nassr maintain their dominance, with Al Hazm struggling to mount a comeback. The away side controlled possession and made their opponents chase the ball, taking advantage of the hot weather conditions to wear down the home team. Al Nassr continued to display their attacking prowess, orchestrating a well-executed team goal that resulted in Otavio scoring their third. With two assists in the match, Ronaldo’s impact was evident once again.
Al Hazm managed to find a glimmer of hope with Badamosi’s stunning goal from distance, a true contender for the goal of the season. Despite this moment of brilliance, Al Nassr quickly reestablished their dominance, with Ronaldo adding another goal to his growing tally. Mane rounded off the victory with a fantastic curling effort into the far bottom corner, sealing the win in style.
As the final whistle blew, Al Nassr celebrated another statement win, further solidifying their fine goalscoring form. Ronaldo was rightfully praised for his contributions, but the entire team’s performance was outstanding. Mane and Brozovic also played key roles, contributing significantly to the comfortable victory.
As Al Nassr’s winning streak continues, they are firmly back on track in their pursuit of the Saudi Pro League title. With their star players in fine form and Ronaldo leading the goalscoring charts, Al Nassr is shaping up to be a formidable force in the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Al Nassr to a dominant victory against Al Hazm in the Saudi Pro League. With his two assists and a goal, Ronaldo played a crucial role in securing Al Nassr’s comfortable 5-1 win. This victory marks their third consecutive league win as they look to reclaim the title. Ronaldo’s performance further solidifies his position as the top goalscorer in the competition. As Al Nassr continues their winning streak, they are firmly back on track in their pursuit of the title.