Report Wire - Cristiano Ronaldo arms crew mate successful penalty as gesture of respect

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Cristiano Ronaldo arms crew mate successful penalty as gesture of respect

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a surprising long-range free kick however handed the duty of changing the successful penalty to a crew mate as a gesture of respect, as Al-Nassr got here from behind to beat Abha 2-1 within the Saudi Pro League on Saturday.

The Portuguese ahead, who has now scored 9 objectives in his first season in Saudi Arabia, handed the ball to Brazilian Anderson Talisca, who had simply returned from damage.

Talisca transformed the 86th-minute spot kick for his 14th aim of the season and celebrated with Ronaldo as Al-Nassr stored up the stress on Al-Ittihad, who lead the league by one level with 9 video games remaining.

“This is mutual respect and we are one team and we act like a family,” Talisca informed the Saudi Sports Company (SSC) TV by means of an interpreter.

“We all cooperate and the most important thing is the team. In the end, it’s all for the benefit of the club. Whether it is me or any other player, the important thing is to score. It is certainly something special” from Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s 78th-minute aim was his first at Al-Nasr’s Marsool Park stadium since his transfer to Saudi Arabia on a giant cash 2 1/2 yr deal.

The 38-year-old will hyperlink up with the Portugal squad for the worldwide break earlier than returning to steer Al-Nassr’s bid to win the league title for the primary time since 2019.