Ronaldo nets penalty as Al Nassr keep their faint title hopes alive
Cristiano Ronaldo slots home second-half penalty following VAR review before Talisca punishes gaffe late on as Al Nassr secure 2-0 victory at Al Ta’ee and keep their title hopes alive in Saudi Pro League
- Al Nassr beat Al Ta’ee to narrow the gap on leaders Al-ittihad to three points
- Cristiano Ronaldo slotted home his fifth penalty this season in the 48th minute
- Talisca doubled the visitors advantage after a mix up on the edge of the box
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a second-half penalty as Al Nassr beat Al Ta’ee to narrow the gap on leaders Al-ittihad to three points with three games to go.
The spot kick was awarded after the VAR sent the referee to consult the pitchside monitor following a challenge on Asulaihem in the box.
And Ronaldo slotted home his fifth penalty this season in the 48th minute.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had scored just one goal in his last four games.
Ronaldo went close with a first-half header which went straight into the arms of the Al Ta’ee goalkeeper.
Cristiano Ronaldo slotted home his fifth penalty this season in the 48th minute
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was back on the scoresheet after three games without a goal
Al-Ta’ee: Braga, Fai, Majrashi, Semedo, Quassem, Sayoud, Dener, Ali, Harzan, Musona, Mbnza
Al-Nassr: Rossi, Sultan, Gonzalez, Lajami, Konan, Gustavo, Alkhaibari, Alsulaihem, Ghareeb, Talisca, Ronaldo
Goals: Ronaldo 48, Talisca 80
And he was denied again by a fine save from Braga a few minutes later after finding space on the edge of the box.
Talisca doubled the visitors advantage late on after a mix up on the edge of the box.
Leaders leaders Al-ittihad were held to a 2-2 draw by fourth-placed Al Hilal as their lead at the top of the table was cut to three points on Tuesday night.
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