Ronaldo scores second hat-trick in three games to put Al-Nassr 3-0 up

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his second hat-trick in three games – and the 62nd of his career before half time to put Al-Nassr 3-0 up at the break as he continues strong start to life in Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his second hat-trick in three games for Saudi side Al-Nassr.

The former Manchester United man scored all three first half goals to put Al-Nassr 3-0 up against Damac at half time.

 The 38-year-old opener the scoring with a ferocious penalty  into the top left hand corner.

He doubled the lead shortly afterwards with a composed finish into the bottom corner from the edge of the box that the keeper didn’t even move for. Ronaldo then marked the brace with his trademark celebration in front of the fans.

The third goal came from a brilliantly skillful run from Abdulrahman Ghareeb, who switched the ball nicely for it to be played into Ronaldo, who easily completed the 62nd hat-trick of his career. 

Cristiano Ronaldo completed the 62nd hat-trick of his career against Damac

He scored all three of Al-Nassr’s goals before half time, including a classy finish from outside the box

The former Manchester United striker has now scored eight goals in just six games for Al-Nassr

He also netted four against Al-Wehda earlier this month, bringing up his 500th career league goal in the process.’

The Portugal legend showed off his elite mentality as he threw himself on the floor in disgust when his side failed to make it 5-0 in the closing moments.

In the game after his dramatic Al-Wehda rout, Ronaldo assisted both goals against Al-Taawoun in a 2-1 win, meaning he now has seven goals and two assists in his last three games. 

The striker finds himself in the Saudi league after he infamously sat down with Morgan for a tell-all interview in November when he was still playing for Manchester United, and went on to criticise the club and manager Erik ten Hag.

This spelt the end of his time at Old Trafford, and his contract was ripped up by mutual consent later that month.

Just over a month after his bitter exit, Ronaldo put pen to paper on a lucrative £175m-a-year deal with Al-Nassr, but proceeded to make a slow start to his career in Saudi Arabia.

He has made up for lost time now, though, with Saturday’s hat-trick taking his tally to eight goals in six games for the club. 

He scored all four in a win against Al-Wehda earlier this month

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