After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over! Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his first goal for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who was officially unveiled by his new club last month, stepped up to the spot to convert a late penalty and secure a 2-2 draw at Al Fateh. Despite having missed a great chance earlier in the game and having an effort ruled out for offside in the first half, Ronaldo managed to find the net and make his mark on the team.
The 37-year-old Portuguese superstar had been struggling to find the back of the net with his new club, but his late penalty kick finally put an end to his goal-scoring woes. After the game, Ronaldo took to Twitter to express his joy, saying “Happy to have scored my first goal in the Saudi league and great effort by whole team to achieve an important draw in a very difficult match!”
Al Nassr leads the league after 15 games, level on 34 points with second-placed Al Shabab but with a match in hand. Al Nassr’s next match is away at Al Wedha on Thursday. According to Saudi state-owned media, Ronaldo will earn an estimated $200 million a year with Al Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most prolific goalscorers in soccer history, and his first goal for Al Nassr marks a new chapter in his career. All eyes will be on Ronaldo as he continues to make his mark on the Saudi Pro League.