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Al Nassr 8-0 Abha (2 Apr, 2024) Game Analysis



Al Nassr 8-0 Abha (2 Apr, 2024) Game Analysis

Cristiano Ronaldo netted a first-half hat trick in Al Nassr’s runaway 8-0 win over Abha within the Saudi Professional League on Tuesday, three days after scoring a triple on Saturday in a win over Al Tai.

Sadio Mané, Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem, Abdulrahman Ghareeb and a double from Abdulaziz Saud Al Aliwa rounded out the scoring for Al Nassr as they cruised to a simple win over the membership second from backside within the Professional League desk.

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Ronaldo’s first two objectives Tuesday got here from free-kicks. With 11 minutes on the clock, he opened the scoring with a low shot from a central place simply exterior the realm. The second got here 10 minutes later when he curled the ball across the wall from the left aspect.

Ronaldo, who leads the SPL with 29 objectives, then assisted Sadio Mané for Al-Nassr’s third simply after the half-hour, pulling the ball again from the left for the previous Liverpool ahead to attain.

Three minutes earlier than the break, Ronaldo then accomplished the hat trick with a ravishing chip from exterior the realm as he ran towards aim. There was nonetheless sufficient time within the first-half for Ronaldo to slide the ball to his proper for Al-Sulayhim to attain into an open aim from shut vary.

It was the seventh time that Ronaldo netted a first-half hat trick and takes his profession complete to 65, together with 44 throughout his trophy-laden time with Actual Madrid. The Portugal star has scored three or extra objectives in a recreation 5 instances since becoming a member of Al Nassr.

Regardless of the stellar night time for Ronaldo, Al Nassr are 12 factors behind leaders Al Hilal with eight video games to play and are out of the Asian Champions League and home cup in Saudi Arabia, which means it’s going to seemingly be one other season with no silverware for the 39-year-old since shifting to the Center East.

Al Hilal introduced earlier within the day that striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, second behind Ronaldo with 22 objectives, is more likely to miss the remainder of the season by way of harm.

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