Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace as Al Nassr beat Al-Okhdood 3-0 in a Saudi Pro League game staged on Friday.

Midfielder Sami Al Naji opened the scoring at Al-Awwal Park in Riyadh by slotting the ball home in the 13th minute before former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo took centre stage.

The 38-year-old’s first of the evening was a powerful finish from a tight angle following a fine touch to kill a dropping ball. His second was a 40-yard lob. The Portugal star chested down a loose ball and expertly lofted home from distance in the 80th minute after opposition goalkeeper Paulo Vitor raced out to clear the initial danger.

Ronaldo’s eye-catching finish was his 15th goal of the season and came just three minutes after he had doubled his side’s lead.

Victory for second-placed Al Nassr was their 11th from 14 games this term to move them a point behind leaders Al-Hilal.


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