Cristiano Ronaldo supplied two essential assists as Al Nassr beat Al Taawoun to prime the Saudi Pro League, on the Mrsool Park Stadium in Riyadh on Friday.
Al Nassr began the sport aggressively and located the breakthrough within the 18th minute when Ronaldo switched the play with a medical via ball throughout the sphere for Abdulrahman Ghareeb alongside the left flank.
The Saudi winger darted alongside the left flank, lower to his proper and shot previous Mailson, the Al Taawoun goalkeeper with finesse.
Ronaldo had an opportunity to double the lead after the half-hour mark when he tried a shot from outdoors the field. But the 38-year-old, who had scored 4 objectives within the earlier match, discovered no drive within the shot as Mailson pounced on it with ease.
Al Taawoun’s reply got here early within the second half when it caught the host napping as Mohammed Al-Ghamdi’s cross from the correct discovered Alvaro Medran within the centre of the opposition field.
The former Real Madrid man, who had as soon as shared the dressing room with Ronaldo, made no mistake to steer the cross into the web and equalise towards his former teammate.
The customer nearly doubled its lead within the 67th minute when Leandre Kana, attacking towards the run of play struck superbly previous Nawaf Al-Aqidi solely to see it disallowed after a VAR examine, which discovered him marginally offside.
The VAR got here into play 10 minutes later – this time in case of an Al Nassr aim – and after a examine by the referee, Faisal Alblwi, on the monitor, noticed it being dominated in favour of the host.
Ronaldo, receiving a via ball from Luis Gustavo had handed to Abdullah Madu who shad netted the aim. But the linesman had instantly raised his flag for offside. However, the referee, after a examine, gave the aim, which finally proved to be the winner.
It was Al Nassr’s second win in a row, with the staff pipping Al Ittihad on aim distinction to take a seat on prime with 40 factors in 60 video games to date, within the league.