Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo received more love from fans of Al-Nassr when he performed a Sujud bow after helping Al Nassr win an important victory in the Saudi Pro League.
A loss would put Al Nassr almost at the end of the two-horse race to the Saudi Arabia championship, as the top team Al-Ittihad in the early game defeated the bottom club Al-Batin with a score of 1- 0 to raise the gap with the opponent to 6 points when the season has 2 more rounds to close the curtain.
And defeat seemed imminent as Al-Nassr was led 2-0 by third-placed Al-Shabab after 40 minutes at home, thanks to a Cristian Guanca brace. However, Ronaldo and his teammates responded almost immediately when Talisca scored to shorten the gap to 1-2 before the end of the first half.
The goal was crucial in giving the team confidence to go into the second half. Winger Abdulrahman Ghareeb leveled the score 2-2 in the 51st minute when he is not pinned in the penalty area to cushion the ball into the opponent’s net.
Al-Nassr’s comeback came not long after, when the long-awaited name Ronaldo appeared on the electronic board in the 59th minute. The Portuguese superstar received the ball outside the penalty box and eliminated a post. Al-Shabab’s defender before hitting a powerful shot past the goalkeeper to make it 3-2.
The cheers from the home fans became even more jubilant when Ronaldo performed the Sujud, the act of bowing or prostrating before Allah facing the qiblah (the direction of the Kabba in Mecca).
Ronaldo celebrates a new style before returning to a familiar style
The Portuguese scorer then followed that up with his familiar Siiuuu celebration. The action of Ronaldo, who had 14 goals for Al-Nassr, received a lot of love from the fans.
“To be 2-0 down was difficult but we believed until the last minute and scored three goals, so congratulations to the whole team and the fans for a great performance today. “, Ronaldo said after the game.
At this time, Al Nassr is 3 points behind Al-Ittihad with 2 matches left. That means the top team will need to take 4 points against Al Feiha and Al Ta’ee to end Ronaldo and his teammates’ dreams. Meanwhile, Al-Nassr faces Ettifaq and Al-Fateh in the final two matches to hold on to ambition.