Cristiano Ronaldo scored two times in Al Nassr’s 4-0 win over Al Shabab on Tuesday August 29 to take his Saudi Pro League count to five goals in two games.
After scoring a hat trick in Friday’s 5-0 victory over Al Fateh, Ronaldo scored two penalties against Al Shabab in the first half to make it 2-0 for his team.
Ronaldo, who moved to Saudi Arabia in January, later missed the chance for a full go-around of extra shots while conceding to colleague Abdulrahman Ghareeb, who missed his effort.
In the 40th minute, Ronaldo did laid a third goal for Sadio Mané, the former Liverpool and Bayern Munich forward who now has three goals in his last two games.
After Ronaldo again came near a second-consecutive high pitch while heading against the post, King Al-Ghannam switched the bounce back in the 79th minute over completely to balance the scoring. At that point, Éver Banega’s red card had reduced Al Shabab’s roster to ten men.
Somewhere else on that same day (Tuesday), former Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez also assisted Al Ahli with making it four wins from four to begin the season with a 39th-minute goal against Al Tai. With a goal in the second half, ex-Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessié secured the victory.
There was also a 1-0 win for Al Taawoun at Al Okhdood as well as draws among Damac and Al Fateh and Al Khaleej and Al Hazem.
Al Nassr is in sixth place after losing their first two games and is level with Al Ittihad at the top of the table.