Cristiano Ronaldo scores four goals just 61 minutes to lead Al Nassr to a 4-0 victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo has at least four goals in a single game for the eleventh time in his career.
When the 38-year-old forward signed with Al Nassr of the Saudi Pro League in December, he became the highest-paid athlete in the world. Additionally, he scored the 500th, 501st, 502nd, and 503rd league goals of his career against a defenseless Al Wehda.
With 21 minutes remaining, the goal run started.
He then performed his famous SIU celebration to the delight of thousands of spectators inside King Abdulaziz Stadium.
With five minutes remaining in the first half, Ronaldo, who harassed the Al Wehda defense throughout Thursday’s match in Mecca, scored his second goal of the game, giving him three goals in his last two games.
He wasn’t over, either. Al Nassr, a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, finished his 61st career hat trick after being penalized for handball and given a penalty. SIXTY-ONE.
However, refrain from celebrating by executing the famous mid-air pirouette. The ex-Real Madrid forward also stood near the corner flag, his eyes closed, and held his hands together icily.
Ronaldo first performed the celebration in a match against Everton in October. It’s a “self-deprecating” reference to the sleeping position he adopts when traveling to games, according to Manchester United’s official website.
Believe it or not, he wasn’t over there. The King Abdulaziz Stadium was nearly full when Ronaldo scored his fourth goal, eliciting the loudest SUI yet from the crowd.
The Al Nassr forward, who has now scored 824 goals in his career, may have been fortunate to get the rebound, but it was a night to remember.
Social Media reactions
Social media users responded in this manner to the Ronaldo masterclass. One person remarked, “He still celebrates every goal like it’s his first,” and another said, “Cristiano Ronaldo is still capable of playing for any European team in the world.”
A third person wrote: “When his team is up 4-0 thanks to his four goals, Ronaldo went to his knees and looked like he had missed the chance of a lifetime. This man plays with an insane amount of passion.”