Ronaldo's Extraordinary Header Seals Al Nasr's First Victory
Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to have forgotten how to score, despite Al Nasr's decent performance in the preseason matches. Out of the last six competitive and friendly matches, they won one and drew three, losing two.
During these six matches against Al Nasr, he sent the ball into the net seven times. Notably, one of these goals wasn't scored by the Portuguese star himself. Finally, in the Arab Club Champions Cup, Al Nasr defeated Tunisia's Monastir Club 4-1, with Ronaldo scoring the second goal in the 74th minute.
Ronaldo's goal was extraordinary, as it came from an exceptional header after a cross from the right side. It marked his 145th goal scored with his head, surpassing Germany's legendary footballer, Gerd Muller, who had scored 144 goals with his head in all competitions.
This victory in the Arab Club Champions Cup was Al Nasr's first, as they previously had a goalless draw with Saudi club Al Shabab in their first match in Group C. Ronaldo wasn't part of that match, coming onto the field as a substitute in the 61st minute.
After this win, Al Nasr leads the group with 4 points in 2 matches, while Al Shabab follows closely with 4 points as well, but with a lower goal difference, and Egyptian club Zamalek holds the third position with 3 points. Monastir Club has lost both of its two matches.