April 1, 2023

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo continued his run in the Saudi Arabian Professional League by scoring three goals (hat-trick) to lead his team Al-Nasr to a 3-0 victory over host side Dhamak today, Saturday, at eighteenth stage.

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the first half, weeks after scoring four goals (a super hat-trick) against Al Wahda.

The Portugal captain opened the victory scoring in the 18th minute from a free kick, then added a second goal in the 23rd minute, then scored his third goal with a minute left in the first half.

Ronaldo also scored the fourth goal in the second half, specifically in the 67th minute, due to offside.

Ronaldo raised his tally to eight goals with Al Nasr to tie Al Hilal’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo for fifth in the Saudi League’s top scorer list.

Al-Nasr striker Anderson Talisca of Brazil tops the list with 13 goals, followed by Al-Shabaab striker Carlos Junior in second place with 12 goals, followed by Al-Ittihad Jeddah striker Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah of Morocco in third. place with 11 goals, followed by Al Fateh’s Firas Al Buraiqan in fourth place with nine goals.

Al-Nasr regained top spot in the Saudi League standings by increasing his tally to 43 points, two points behind his closest pursuer, Al-Ittihad, and three points behind third-placed Al-Shabaab, with Dhamak’s balance stalled 22 points in seventh place.

In another match at the same stage, Al-Batin beat their guest Al-Ettifak with a score of 1:0.

Al-Batin owes this victory to Renzo Lopez, who scored the only goal of the match in the 41st minute.

Al-Batin raised his balance to six points in last sixteenth place, while Al-Ettifak’s balance stood at 19 points in twelfth place.

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