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.
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.
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- 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
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.
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.
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.
Published January 3rd, 2024 at 14:30 IST