Cristiano Ronaldo continues his hot streak as he grabs his third goal in as many games for Al Nassr in Arab Club Champions Cup quarter-final… as Sadio Mane joins him in performing his iconic ‘siu’ celebration
- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal in as many games for Al-Nassr on Sunday
- 38-year-old gave his side the lead in the Arab Club Champions Cup quarter final
- Sadio Mane then joined Ronaldo in performing his signature ‘siu’ celebration
Cristiano Ronaldo was joined by Sadio Mane in his signature ‘siu’ celebration after giving Al-Nassr the lead in the Arab Club Champions Cup quarter final.
Named alongside summer signings Mane, Alex Telles and Marcelo Brozovic in the starting XI, Ronaldo came into the fixture having scored in both of his previous starts in the competition.
After just 19 minutes Ronaldo opened the scoring against Moroccan side Raja CA, striking first time from the edge of the box with his weak foot to give his side the lead.
As he raced towards the corner flag in celebration, Ronaldo was joined by Mane in performing his iconic celebration at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium.
Saudi Arabia international Sultan Al-Ghannam doubled the side’s lead after 29 minutes before former Fulham star Seko Fofana added a third.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal in as many games to give Al-Nassr the lead against Raja CA
Ronaldo was joined by Sadio Mane performing his signature ‘siu’ celebration following the opener
Goal comes 20 years to the day that the 38-year-old announced himself on the world stage in Sporting Lisbon’s win over Man United
The defending champions were handed a lifeline on the brink of half time however, with Abdullah Madu netting an own goal to bring the score to 3-1.
Ronaldo’s performance comes on the day his former club Sporting Lisbon released a commemorative third shirt for the 23-24 season emblazoned with ‘CR7’ in the manufacturer’s logo spot.
The shirt has been released twenty years to the day since the Primeira Liga club played their first game at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, victory in a pre-season friendly against Manchester United.
On that day in 2003 Ronaldo produced a showing that would go down in football folklore, with the reigning Premier League champions being so impressed with the 18-year-old that they implored Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him after the game.
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