Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) has scored a hat-trick in the Saudi Arabian Professional Football League.
Ronaldo’s club Al Nasr defeated Al Ahli 5-0 away from home in the third round of the Saudi Arabian Professional Football League for the 2023-2024 season at the Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, on 26 June (local time).스포츠토토
Al-Nasr, who picked up their first win after two consecutive defeats to open the league, enjoyed a ‘goal-fest’ with Ronaldo scoring three times and new signing Sadio Mane (Senegal) adding two.
With Mane’s opener making it 1-0, Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a header and made it 3-0 with a left-footed strike 10 minutes into the second half. Ronaldo added a second goal in stoppage time to complete his 63rd career hat-trick.
This is the first time in six months that Ronaldo has scored three goals in a game since February this year, when he scored in the Saudi Arabian league.
Mane, who played for Bayern Munich in the German professional football league until last season, also scored with his right foot and head on the day, with the first goal seeing the Frenchman slot home with his right foot from a ball played in by Ronaldo with his heel.
Ronaldo and Mane are now tied for second in the league with three goals apiece. In first place is Abdoulazak Hamdoula (Morocco) with four goals. With one win and two losses, Alnasr is 10th out of 18 teams.