Cristiano Ronaldo scores his debut goal in the Middle East.
Al Nasr drew 2-2 with Al Fateh in the 22nd Round 15 of the 2022-23 season Saudi Arabia Professional League held at the Prince Abdullah bin Jarawi Sports City Stadium in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 4th. . With the draw that day, 1st place Al Nasr and 2nd place Al Shabab are tied with 34 points.
Al-Nasr is leading the league with a 12-game unbeaten run. The lineup was completed with Ronaldo at the forefront as always in this game. Victory was expected as the opponent was Al Fateh, who was one step below objective power. 스포츠토토
However, the match did not go as planned. Al Nasr was dragged away by conceding an early goal in the 12th minute of the first half. Fortunately, in the 42nd minute of the first half, thanks to Andersson Talisca’s equalizer, the chase was successful. However, after entering the second half, they conceded again and gave up the lead. Coach Rudy Garcia made changes through substitutions, but it did not come to fruition easily.
A theatrical goal was scored just before the end of the game. In the second half of extra time, Al Nasr earned a penalty kick (PK) inside the box. Ronaldo, who started as a kicker, finished calmly and scored the equalizer.
Ronaldo finally scores his debut goal in Saudi Arabia. After the equalizer, he ran to the half-line with the ball without opening his signature ‘heavy rain ceremony’, but could not overturn the game. No goals were scored in the remaining time and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
After the match, Ronaldo expressed his feelings about scoring his debut goal. Ronaldo shared the news with his fans via social media: “I am happy to score my first goal in the Saudi league and to draw after all the hard work of the whole team in a very difficult match!” The post generated a hot reaction, recording more than 9.3 million ‘likes’ in one day of upload.
The whole world also paid attention to Ronaldo. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) highlighted Ronaldo, saying, “The captain’s goal!” The FIFA World Cup, an SNS account operated by the International Football Federation (FIFA), also shared a graphic containing Ronaldo, saying, “From Lisbon (Portugal) to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).”