Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) scored his debut goal in Saudi Arabia with a penalty kick.
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).
With this, Al-Nasr ran a 13-game unbeaten streak in the league. At the same time, with 10 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss, and 34 points, they beat Al Shabab (34 points), who played one less game, by goal loss and rose to the top again.
Ronaldo, who started this day, was silent throughout regular time. A long free kick attempted in the 20th minute of the first half hit the defensive wall, and a shot from a decisive opportunity in the 35th minute soared high over the goal. Dropping his head, he tried his feet from the 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. 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.
The golden opportunity came just before the end of the game. In the 45th minute of the second half, the referee declared a penalty kick, and Ronaldo, who started as a kicker, cut the net cleanly and scored his debut goal in Saudi Arabia and a valuable equalizer.
According to soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, Ronaldo had 4 shots, 1 effective shot, 29% dribble success rate (2/7), 72% pass success rate (18/25), 2 chances created, 2 offsides, etc. recorded The media gave him a rating of 7.1, which is 4th on the team. 안전놀이터