Cristiano Ronaldo played a major and decisive role, netting a double, as Al Nassr defeat Al Hilal in the Arab Club Champions Cup final on Saturday.
This achievement marks Ronaldo’s first silverware with Al Nassr since his high-profile transfer from Manchester United.
In an intense showdown at the King Fahd Stadium, Al Nassr emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline against Al Hilal.
Al Nassr found themselves behind when Brazilian midfielder Michael opened the scoring just six minutes into the second half. He even celebrated with the ‘SIU’ gesture aimed at Ronaldo in a moment of determination.
However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner quickly responded, smashing home a goal in the 74th minute to restore parity and force the game into extra time.
In the 98th minute, the legendary former Real Madrid player sealed Al Nassr’s lead with a well-executed header, securing their victory.
At 38 years old, Ronaldo demonstrated his knack for performing on the grandest stages once again, playing a pivotal role in securing the Arab Club Champions Cup for his team.
This adds another accolade to the illustrious career of the superstar forward, who has previously clinched league titles in England, Spain, and Italy, not to mention his achievements in the UEFA Champions League.