Al Nassr of the Saudi Professional League defeated Al Taawoun on Saturday with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 54th objective of 2023 to complete the 12 months as the highest goalscorer on this planet.
Ronaldo, 38, Brozovic, Laporte and Otavio every bagged a objective for the victory over Al Taawoun, who didn’t make it simple. Alvaro Medran‘s group began the match with a variety of character and with none worry. This allowed them to take the lead within the twelfth minute: El Mahdioui missed a penalty however was capable of put within the rebound.
The conceded objective awoke Al Nassr, who have been going in opposition to the tide within the early phases of the sport. Ronaldo’s males pressed and located their oil: a move from Talisca left Brozovic alone in entrance of the goalkeeper and the Croatian made no mistake within the one-on-one.
The guests continued to insist and the second got here after a nook kick by Brozovic that was completed off by Laporte. The Spaniard’s header went into the objective and Al Nassr turned it round. An awesome response from Luis Castro‘s group after receiving an early blow.
Al Nassr begins second half on hearth
Al Nassr didn’t let up on the accelerator after halftime and the third got here early: a foul clearance by the native protection was taken benefit of by Otavio to increase the benefit on the scoreboard.
Ronaldo was not heading in the right direction early on within the recreation, however ultimately discovered the web with a header from Fofana‘s cross.
Al Taawoun supplied resistance however couldn’t get something optimistic out of the go to to the second-placed group. Medran’s facet stay in fourth place, six factors behind third-place Al Ahli, who occupy the qualification place for the Asian Champions League.