Cristiano Ronaldo scores four for Al Nassar (El Nassar)
After making quite a few headlines all over the world, Cristiano Ronaldo finally delivers the goods on the scrappy Saudi Arabian host who yesterday (Thursday) scored a mighty four in the local league.
CR7 and El Nasser were hosted by Al Wahadah in the 17th round and the Portuguese won the celebration with a four and a 0:4 victory.
The goals managed to quiet the incessant buzz around Ronaldo, reminding us of the goal machine he can be.
It is true that this is another league game in a minor league, but the determined Portuguese was "hungry" to score after recently making headlines in slightly ridiculous circumstances - following his move to Saudi Arabia, the disappointment of his ability and the conflict over the identity of the team's penalty kicker.
Ronaldo's great passion could be seen as he waited for the VAR's decision after one of his goals, and when the goal was indeed confirmed he reacted with exuberant joy.
By the way, Ronaldo could also have scored his fifth - but from Kurtz's situation he preferred to try to cook instead of completing a perfect game.
According to Piers Morgan, the British broadcaster and "closer" of Cristiano, wrote about the Portuguese: "Cristiano Ronaldo scored all four goals, and passed the mark of 500 league goals in his career.
He has now scored 61 hat-tricks in his career: 30 before the age of 30 and 31 after the age of 30. He is already 38 years old. Amazing.
Congratulations to the GOAT."
Indeed, Ronaldo (who scored a hat-trick in each of the last 14 seasons) wrote last season that "I now have 30 hat-tricks before turning 30 and 30 after the age of 30 - it's time to break the tie." And he did it He himself wrote at the end of the post: "A great feeling to score four goals and reach the 500th career goal in the league, a great victory for Al Nassar."
Even rival player Gerson Rodrigues posted a picture of himself next to Cristiano at the end and wrote: "It's a great privilege to play against the greatest of all."
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He scored the first (21) - his 500th league goal throughout his career - with a flat kick with his right foot after receiving a deep ball and the second (40) with his left foot, after a turn and a flat kick to the far corner.
The third came from the penalty spot (51) and the fourth (61) in a return ball after the deflection from a kick by the Portuguese.
If anyone thought that his arrival in Saudi Arabia at the age of 38 would be accompanied by disdain for the legendary Portuguese or by his sloppy performances, they were wrong.
It was enough to witness CR7's familiar celebrations that proved how hungry he still is for goals and successes and to understand that every conquest still excites him - no matter where and in what arena.
Ronaldo now has five goals in three league games in Saudi Arabia, after failing to score in the first game and scoring a penalty in the second.
Al Nasser leads the table thanks to a better goal difference than the second Al Shabab.
Ronaldo's team also has a missing game.
Just enjoy conquering, no matter where, how much and why.
Ronaldo (Photo: GettyImages, Khalid Alhaj/MB Media)
Ronaldo's team was missing Talisca, who was angry after the Portuguese "took" a penalty kick from him in the previous match and was then sent off.
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