Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as one of the most prolific players for the Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr. The 38-year-old has been regularly churning up goals and assists during his stint in the Middle East. The veteran Portuguese forward is one of the main reasons behind Al-Nassr’s current run of good form.
The Al-Nassr number seven Cristiano Ronaldo has so far netted 32 goals for the club in just his 37 appearances for them. CR7 has also further registered 11 assists playing for the Saudi-based side. In his current goal-scoring run for Al-Nassr, the 38-year-old boasts an 86.48% chance of scoring a goal when he plays.
According to a recent report by ‘CristianoXtra’ on ‘X’, CR7 mistakenly confused an opponent’s player for his own teammate Sadio Mane. The other player was reportedly Saviour Godwin, who plays for Saudi Pro League club Al Akhdoud. In the reported video, it also appeared that Saviour was asking for a jersey swap to Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo to the akhdoud player:
“You are Sadio Mane.” 😂❤️
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) November 25, 2023
However, another report on ‘X’ by a fan account namely ‘HM9’ (@Spliro) insisted that the interpretation of the incident by ‘CristianoXtra’ was wrong. The fan account claims that Saviour Godwin wanted CR7’s jersey, however, another player asked for it before him. That’s why Al-Nassr’s number seven suggested Godwin swap his jersey with Sadio Mane in place of him.
However, fans have reacted to the earlier surfaced video by ‘CristianoXtra’. A fan ironically stated – “Casual rac*sm”. Another one dwellingly expressed – “Messi fan here, but CR7 got laughing my a*s for 10 minutes with this!”
— resurrected (@sugarspunlad) November 26, 2023
One fan asserted – “So hilarious”. Another inflicted – “Rac*st Penaldo”. It can be drawn out from the reactions of the fans, that they have unhesitatingly lashed out their opinions. However, they might have taken the earlier report of CR7 mistakenly calling Saviour Godwin, Sadio Mane to be true.
Cristiano Ronaldo shines in Al-Nassr’s win over Al Akhdoud
Al-Nassr registered a magnificent 3-0 win over Al Akhdoud in the recent Saudi Pro League clash. The club initially took the lead in the 13th minute of the match with Sami Al-Najei scoring for them. Despite Al Akhdoud’s attempts to get back into the game, the first half ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in Al-Nassr’s favor.
However, after the 70th-minute mark of the game, Al-Nassr started to look like the only side who could score another goal. CR7 took advantage of this momentum and scored a couple of quick goals in about three minutes, to completely turn the match in his side’s favour.
The veteran netted in the 77th and 80th minute of the game, to give his team an unassailable lead. With this win, Al-Nassr currently stands at the second spot in the Saudi Pro League table of this season. The three points helped the team to lessen the gap between them and the league leaders Al-Hilal to just four points.