Al Nassr president Musli Al-Muammar has heaped reward on his new recruit Cristiano Ronaldo following his gorgeous show for Riyadh All-Star XI within the pleasant towards Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Cristiano Ronaldo captained Riyadh All-Star XI, a staff that includes gamers from Al Nassr and Al Hilal, in Thursday’s (19 January) Riyadh Seasons Cup pleasant towards PSG. Lionel Messi’s PSG got here out on prime within the hotly-contested affair, securing a 5-4 victory, however it was Ronaldo who emerged as one of the best participant of the match.
The Portuguese famous person scored a superb brace, well placing away a Thirty fourth-minute penalty to revive parity for Riyadh All-Star XI after Messi put PSG in entrance. Once more, in first-half damage time, he exhibited his razor-sharp reflexes to tuck house the rebound after his preliminary header clattered towards the left submit. The brace deservedly gained him the Man of the Match award in his first-ever recreation in Saudi Arabia.
After the match, Al-Muammar gave his verdict on Ronaldo’s show towards the Parisians, insisting that it was regular for him to attain a brace.
“Ronaldo’s recreation right now is regular, he scored two targets right now, that is regular,” he mentioned (through CristianoXtra).
Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled as an Al Nassr participant on the Mrsool Park on 3 January after he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Saudi Arabian membership. It has been reported that he’ll earn a staggering $200 million per 12 months throughout his time with the Riyadh-based membership.
Ronaldo is anticipated to make his debut for Al Nassr on 22 January, towards Saudi Professional League rivals Ettifaq.
Cristiano Ronaldo blissful to see “outdated pals” in Riyadh pleasant
Following a tough 2022, through which he noticed his Manchester United contract terminated and endured a quarter-final exit on the World Cup, Ronaldo has loved a powerful begin to 2023. In his first-ever match in Saudi Arabia, he not solely scored a brace but additionally regarded like having fun with taking part in the game.
After the sport, Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media to precise his pleasure, revealing that he was blissful to be again on the scoresheet and catching up with outdated pals.
“So blissful to be again on the pitch, and on the rating sheet!! And good to see some outdated pals!👍🏼”
PSG superstars Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos have been his long-time teammates at Actual Madrid, whereas he shared the pitch with Barcelona legend Messi a whopping 36 instances earlier than the sport. Contemplating all of the aforementioned gamers are effectively into their twilight, it was probably the final time all of them participated in a recreation of soccer collectively.