He does magic, he runs, he smiles!
Cristiano Ronaldo (37) started his desert adventure with a win.
So far, Ronaldo has had to sit in the stands in the league: a ban from England and the Saudi league’s upper limit for foreigners prevented his use.
Today he was finally allowed to go!
With his new club he gets the first win in the first game. Al-Nassr won 1-0 against league rivals Al-Ettifaqh.
And he almost scored the winning goal – he was only five centimeters short. When Abdulmajeed Al Sulaiheem crossed, his 1.87 meters was not enough. He sailed under the ball – fortunately.
Because his teammate Talisca was waiting behind him – and he heads him in.
There were no more goals. But Al Nassr didn’t need that either. With the win they are the new leaders in the Saudi Arabian league – if that is not a real reason to celebrate.
Ronaldo continues on Thursday. Then Al Nassr takes on Ittihad FC in the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup. The next league game will be on February 3 against Al-Fateh.
Ronaldo switched to Al-Nassr in the winter, where he signed a contract for two and a half years. According to media reports, including advertising revenue, he should get the equivalent of around 200 million euros per season.
He made his debut last Thursday in a friendly between Ronaldo’s club and rivals Al-Hilal against French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Despite two goals from the Portuguese, PSG won 5: 4 with world champion Lionel Messi.