Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al-Nasr) scored his debut goal in Saudi Arabia with a penalty kick after twists and turns.
Al Nasr drew 2-2 with Al Fateh in the 15th round of the Saudi Professional League in the 2022-2023 season held at the Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium in Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia on the 4th (Korean time).
Ronaldo also started as a starter on this day and started three games in a row, but could hardly start. A long free kick attempted in the 20th minute of the first half hit the defensive wall, and a shot in front of the goal in the 35th minute soared high. Ronaldo, who missed the decisive opportunity, let out a sigh and hung his head. Feeling frustrated, he tried to use his foot skills on his side, but all to no avail.
It led to misfortune at the goalpost. Ronaldo fired a left-footed shot right in front of the goal at the end of the first half, but the ball hit the crossbar and went out. He waved his hands wide with an annoyed expression, unable to hide his anger.
In the 44th minute of the second half, Ronaldo, who was in a hurry, had a physical fight while trying to forcefully raise the defense of a fallen opponent. A minute later, a golden opportunity came. In the 45th minute of the second half, teammate Jaroladin Masaripov fell in the box and the referee declared a penalty kick.
I wanted Talisca to be the kicker, but before I knew it, Ronaldo was holding the ball. And he scored a valuable equalizer, his Saudi debut goal, with an accurate shot through the net. He skipped his trademark ‘heavy rain ceremony’ to score an extra point and quickly headed towards the center line with the ball. 스포츠토토
Ronaldo, who eventually won the draw, greeted fans around the world through his social media accounts after the game. “I’m happy to score my first goal in the Saudi league. I’m also delighted that the whole team worked so hard to achieve an important draw in a very difficult game,” he said of his debut goal.