Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record as Al Nassr thrashes Monastir 4-1 in Arab Club Champions Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo set another goalscoring record as his side Al Nassr beat US Monastir 4-1 in an Arab Club Champions Cup game at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Ronaldo started the comeback with a clinical header in the 74th minute, scoring his 145th headed goal, the highest-ever in football, surpassing Gerd Muller’s previous tally of 144 goals.

This was also Al Nassr’s first win in the tournament this season, following a goalless draw against Al-Shabab in the previous match. Al Nassr started the match on the offensive with former Inter Milan stalwart Marcelo Brozovic pulling strings alongside former Lens captain Seko Fofana.

In the 42nd minute, the breakthrough finally arrived from an attack started by Brozovic. The Croat’s long ball along the left flank was received well by Abdulrahman Ghareeb who set up Anderson Talisca to open the scoring.

However, an error by Al Nassr’s defender Ali Lajami, trying to clear the ball, saw him head it into his own net to make it all square, six minutes after the hour-mark. It was then Ronaldo stepped up, scoring his 839th career goal as the stadium erupted with his record-breaking strike.

The game’s tempo shifted entirely to Al Nassr’s side after it, with Abdulelah Al-Amri and Abdulaziz Saud Al Elewai scoring two goals in two minutes, in the last minutes of the match.

The win propelled Al Nassr to the top of its Group in the King Salman Club Cup, level on points with Al Shabab but ahead on goal difference. The result will also be relieving for Ronaldo’s side which has had a mixed outing against European teams, including two routs against Benfica and Celta Vigo.

Monastir, on the other hand, slumped to the bottom of the table and is the only team in its group without a single point. Al Nassr plays Egyptian side Zamalek SC on Thursday, in the last round of group-stage matches, while Monastir will lock horns with Al Shabab.

Related Posts

Mila Kunis is seen having breakfast with pal Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin as the couple bring their one-year-old twins

Mila Kunis, 39, was spotted having lunch with NSYNC’s Lance Bass, 44, on an outdoor patio in Beverly Hills on Friday morning. The Bye Bye Bye singer’s husband Michael Turchin…

Read more

Mila Kunis brightens up the day in stylish lime green trousers as she runs errands in LA

Mila Kunis may have starred in two Bad Moms films, but she seems to be dominating motherhood in real life. She and husband Ashton Kutcher have created a precious family…

Read more

Chloe Grace Moretz puts on a leggy display in a kooky printed mini dress as she joins Alicia Vikander for a lavish Louis Vuitton opening in Seoul

She’s known for her quirky sense of style in a slew of colourful looks. And Chloe Grace Moretz was proudly displaying her slender pins in a kooky printed mini dress…

Read more

Chloe Moretz flaunts her svelte figure in black leggings and slogan shirt as she ‘obeys’ her daily gym time

She recently looked flawless on the September cover of Glamour UK. And Chloe Moretz proved her fit magazine physique takes work as she was spotted hitting the gym in Los…

Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United future uncertain but how much is Portuguese to blame for club’s struggles?

But during that month, Manchester United won just one match out of six, scrabbling to a 3-2 victory at home to bottom club Norwich thanks to Ronaldo’s treble. They were…

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *