Watch Cristiano Ronaldo roll back years as he scores stunning winner to keep Al-Nassr’s title dream alive
CRISTIANO RONALDO rolled back the years as he scored the winner for Al-Nassr to keep their title hopes alive.
The Riyadh-based side sit second in the league table and beat third place Al-Shabab 3-2.
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With the game level, Ronaldo netted the decisive goal, shrugging off a defender and dribbling past another before bending one into the corner from just outside the box.
CR7 ran away and was mobbed by his team-mates as he remained ice cool during his celebration.
The stunning strike completed a sensational comeback as Al-Nassr were 2-0 down inside 40 minutes after a brace from Al-Shabab’s Cristian Guanca.
Al-Nassr came back into the game via strikes from Anderson Talisca and Abdulrahman Ghareeb before Ronaldo secured the win.
It moved them just three points behind leaders Al-Ittihad with two matches to go of the season.
Both teams have two winnable games to go and Nuno Espirito Santo‘s men are still favourites to win the title.
Ronaldo has netted 14 goals for the club in 18 games since his lucrative move to Saudi Arabia.
But not all things are going to plan for him on the pitch despite their title charge, he previously fumed at his team’s bench during a damaging defeat to Al-Wehda.
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His side were also knocked out the cup by minnows and he hit the headlines for making an X-rated gesture in a match.
Manager Rudi Garcia was also axed mid-season.
Off the field, there has been rumours Ronaldo is in a rocky patch with long-term girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.