Cristiano Ronaldo was treated like royalty after guiding Al-Nassr to the knockout stage of the Arab Club Champions Cup
The former Real Madrid forward scored in the 87th minute to secure a crucial point
He will hope to continue his goal-scoring streak when Al-Nassr face Raja Casablanca on Sunday
Cristiano Ronaldo’s name echoed through the King Fahd Stadium after his heroic performance for Al-Nassr in the 2023 Arab Club Champions Cup.
Ronaldo rose to the occasion, rescuing the Knights of Nahd from possible elimination with a diving header that secured a crucial point, propelling his side to the knockout stage of the regional competition.
With only three minutes left on the clock, Al-Nassr, who led the Saudi Pro League charge in signing world-renowned talents, found themselves on the brink of a group stage exit after Zamalek had taken the lead, per Sports Illustrated.
But in a manner reminiscent of his illustrious career, the Portuguese phenom displayed his brilliance once more, connecting with a cross from substitute Konan and heading the ball into the net, putting his side on level terms
A 1-1 draw was enough to earn Al-Nassr a spot in the quarterfinal stage, setting up a thrilling encounter with the 12-time Moroccan league champions, Raja Casablanca
The fans, who witnessed the 38-year-old’s remarkable feat, treated the veteran forward like royalty, acknowledging his role in pulling his team from the jaws of defeat to secure qualification.
A viral video circulating on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, shows fans chanting Ronaldo’s name, lauding the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star for his outstanding achievements.