‘Accident’ Ronaldo, goal in 4 games… Al Nasr 4-0 win
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nasr), who has been in the spotlight for his unexpected behavior recently, started scoring after 4 official matches.
Ronaldo scored the winning goal in the 4th minute of the first half in the match against Alaeed in the 24th round of the Saudi Arabia (Saudi) Professional Football League in the 2022-23 season held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 29th (Korean time). Season 12 goal. Ronaldo, who recently escaped from a scoreless slump in three consecutive official games, rose to fourth in the league in scoring. Ronaldo started as a forward striker. Al Nasr won 4-0.
It is 6 goals behind Abderazakhamed Allah (Al Ittihad) and Odion Ighalo (Al Hilal, 18 goals), tied for first place in scoring. With five games left until the end of the season, Al-Nasr is also raising the possibility that Ronaldo will write a come-from-behind drama and become the top scorer. Ronaldo scored 12 goals in 12 Saudi league matches, one goal per match. He made his Saudi League debut at the end of January of this year, during the season.
Ronaldo, who signed a contract for an annual salary of 200 million euros (approximately 295 billion won, estimated) and wore an Al-Nassr uniform, recently drew controversy for his frequent unexpected actions. When his game didn’t go well, he put a headlock on his opponent and put his hand on his groin as the crowd booed. As the criticism intensified, Al Nasr club explained that Ronaldo had touched the area because he felt pain in the affected area.
On the other hand, it is analyzed that the affiliated team Al Nasr did not see the ‘special striker Ronaldo effect’. This is because he was in a position where he could not lift the championship trophy even after signing Ronaldo. Al-Nassr was eliminated after losing 1-3 in the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup, which took place 20 days after joining Ronaldo. Ronaldo played full-time in this game. Al-Nasr finished second in the league with 56 points, recording 17 안전놀이터wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. Experts analyze that the chance of winning a come-from-behind victory is not high. It is 3 points clear of Al Ittihad (18 wins, 5 draws, 1 loss), who played one less game. Some fans sarcastically said, “Isn’t it that they paid a lot of money and recruited a ‘troublemaker’?”