Cristiano Ronaldo races up Saudi Pro League top goalscorer chart with first-half hat-trick for Al-Nassr vs Damac

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  • Completed hat-trick in first-half stoppage time
  • Now in top five on scorer chart
  • Al-Nassr go top after 3-0 win

WHAT HAPPENED? Damac sit seventh in the Saudi Pro League and presented with Al-Nassr with a stern test on the road. However, having a talisman such as Ronaldo means nothing is ever too difficult. The Portuguese veteran opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 18th minute before drilling one low past Damac goalkeeper Moustapha Zeghba. He then completed his hat-trick three minutes into first-half stoppage time.

Below is CR7's third, which came via the counter-attack...

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ronaldo's goal tally is now tied for fourth in the Saudi Pro League in far fewer matches than his peers. He's just five off team-mate Anderson Talisca for the lead.

His hat-trick was enough to secure a comfortable 3-0 win over Damac, a victory which shot Al-Nassr to the top of the Saudi Pro League. The league leaders are two points clear of second-placed Al-Ittihad, who dropped points at home to Al-Raed on Thursday.


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WHAT NEXT FOR RONALDO? The forward is next in action next Friday against Al-Batin.