Ronaldo scores second hat-trick in 3 days in Al Nassr's Saudi League win


Ronaldo leads the Saudi league goalscoring charts with 29 targets, however Al Nassr trails Al Hilal by 12 factors.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick within the area of 72 hours as Al Nassr thrashed Abha 8-0 within the Saudi Professional League.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner scored three targets and recorded two assists within the first half for the nine-time Saudi Arabian champions on Tuesday.

The hat-trick was his third of the league season in a 5–1 win over Al Taiy on Saturday. The Portuguese ahead leads the league with 29 targets.

Ronaldo's first two targets on Tuesday got here from free kicks. With 11 minutes to go, he opened the scoring with a low shot from a central place simply exterior the realm. The second got here 10 minutes later when he curled the ball across the wall from the left.

Ronaldo then assisted Sadio Mane for Al Nassr's third objective after half an hour, curling the ball again from the left for the previous Liverpool ahead to attain.

Three minutes earlier than the break, Ronaldo accomplished his hat-trick with an exquisite chip from exterior the realm as he raced in the direction of objective. There was nonetheless sufficient time within the first half for Ronaldo to slide the ball to his proper for Abdulmajid Al-Sulaihim to attain an open objective from shut vary.

Starr was fouled on the break, though Al Nassr continued to search out the goal. Saudi Arabia worldwide Abdulrahman Gharib scored the sixth shortly after the restart and substitute Abdulaziz Al-Aliwa scored two extra.

Regardless of the win, Al Nassr are nonetheless in second place, 12 factors behind runaway chief Al Hilal, with eight video games remaining.

Al Hilal introduced earlier within the day that striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, second solely to Ronaldo with 22 targets, is prone to miss the remainder of the season as a result of harm.

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