Ronaldo’s second-half brace inspires Al Nassr victory over Al-Okhdood
In the Saudi Pro League on Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a spectacular 40-yard lob as part of a fast-paced double in the second half to help Al Nassr defeat Al-Okhdood 3-0.
In the 80th minute, after the opposition goalkeeper Paulo Vitor had hurried out to clear the original danger, the Portugal star chested down a loose ball and skillfully lofted home from distance.
Ronaldo scored his 15th goal of the year with an impressive finish just three minutes after doubling his team’s lead.
The 38-year-old scored his first goal of the night with a strong finish from a close range after a deft touch to stop a dropping ball.
Al Nassr, in second place, moved one point behind leaders Al-Hilal with their eleventh win in 14 games this season.
At Al-Awwal Park in Riyadh, midfielder Sami Al Naji opened the score in the 13th minute with a goal, but former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo stole center stage.