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Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 14:30 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo's team Al-Nassr breaks major rule, gets punished by disciplinary committee: Report

Al-Nassr secured a 4-1 victory over Al-Taawoun with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge. Despite the win, Al-Nassr faced fines for their actions.

Aryan Suraj Chadha
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Last Saturday's spectacular Saudi Pro League match saw Al-Nassr easily overcome Al-Taawoun 4-1. The captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, put up a tremendous performance throughout the game and sealed the victory with a magnificent goal in the 90+2' minute. Other notable scorers for Al-Nassr included Marcelo Brozovi, Aymeric Laporte, and Otávio, all of whom provided significant goals. This extraordinary result proved the team's potential as a top league challenger, and it was made possible in large part due to Ronaldo's leadership and collaboration. 

3 things you need to know 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the top goal scorer of 2023 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 54 goals in 2023 
  • Ronaldo leads the charts of the Saudi Pro League top scorers 

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr is punished despite 4-1 win 

Al-Nassr has been fined for being late for the second half of their last league match of 2023 against Al-Taawoun on December 30. Despite the delay, Al-Nassr won 4-1 on the strength of goals from their international players. Al-Nassr seized a 2-1 lead before halftime because of Marcelo Brozovic and Aymeric Laporte, who scored in the 13th minute at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium.

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According to local news portal SSC Sports, the Disciplinary Committee fined Al-Nassr 19,000 riyal ($5,066) for their late arrival on the pitch. Despite the defeat, Al-Nassr's extra time in the locker room looked to have a good effect, as two more goals went unanswered. Cristiano Ronaldo (90+2') and Otavia (50') clinched the victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the match brought the year to a close, giving him 54 goals for club and country across multiple competitions, making him the best scorer internationally in 2023. The win also moved Al-Nassr within seven points of league leaders Al-Hilal, who have 53 points from 19 league games.

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When is Al-Nassr’s next match?

Al-Nassr will play a friendly match against Inter Miami on February 1st. As they prepare for their Asian Champions League encounter against local rivals Al-Feiha on February 12, fans will have to wait more than a month to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr in action. 

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 14:30 IST

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