Cristiano Ronaldo eventually scored his first goal for Al Nassr on Friday after more than four and a half hours of play.
In a road game against Al Fateh, Ronaldo scored his first goal in the Saudi Pro League.
Nevertheless, most of the spectators at the Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Sports City Stadium were ecstatic when Ronaldo confidently converted a penalty kick in stoppage time of the second half.
The stadium was filled with choruses of “SIUUU,” which was a reference to Ronaldo’s well-known scoring celebration.
However, Ronaldo skipped the celebration.
Instead of doing his customary jumps, twists, and yells, he retrieved the ball, rushed back to the halfway line, and put it in the middle of the court.
Although Ronaldo was undoubtedly delighted to have scored his first goal in the Saudi Pro League, he was obviously not happy with where his club stood in the standings.
The 37-year-strike old’s made the score 2-2 in the 93rd minute.
However, Ronaldo wanted a victor.
Al Nassr made a valiant effort during the last four minutes of extra time to score the game-winning goal.
Al Nassr lost Talisca after one more exchange of blows after receiving a straight red card.
Talisca had previously increased his lead in the battle for the Saudi Pro League’s Golden Boot with his 13th goal of the year.
Talisca, Al Nassr’s talisman, will be absent while he is suspended.
The pressure on Ronaldo to perform in front of goal will rise in his absence.
On Thursday, Al Nassr will play another away league match as they travel to Al-Wehda.
Fans should anticipate a far more enthusiastic celebration if Ronaldo scores and Al Nassr earns three points.