The Portugal star has been slowly finding his footing in the Saudi Pro League and now appears to be nearing top gear, as Al-Wehda defenders were simply not good enough to slow him down.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: This is exactly the type of dominant showing Ronaldo had hoped to produce on a regular basis upon his arrival to the Middle East, as he celebrated another goalscoring landmark in style.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 500th league goal of his career on Thursday for Al-Nassr against Al-Wehda in the Saudi Pro League. The forward received the ball inside the penalty area, took a couple of touches and then fired a low, left-footed shot past the goalkeeper to put Al-Nassr ahead.
It was his second goal for his new club following his move from Manchester United, and he added three more before the end of the game as his team won 4-0. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 503 league goals have come across five clubs. The forward scored 311 for Real Madrid, 103 in two spells with Manchester United, 81 for Juventus, three for Sporting and now five with Al-Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lacklustre start in Saudi Arabia appears to have hit another ‘difficult’ bump according to the comments of his Al-Nassr team-mate Luis Gustavo.
Ronaldo’s record arrival in the Middle East has seen him struggle to get off the mark, with the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star scoring just one goal since moving to his new club.
An outspoken Gustavo has admitted that the Portuguese international has made things ‘difficult’ for him and his colleagues and believes other competing clubs are targeting the team because of Ronaldo’s presence.