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Damac 0-3 Al Nassr: Ronaldo scores first-half hat-trick to ensure Al Nassr win

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Another fantastic performance from Ronaldo saw Al Nassr claim an easy win over their Saudi Pro League opponents.

Al Nassr defeated Damac 3-0 in their Saudi Pro League clash on Saturday. An incredible attacking display from the visitors left no chance for Damac to get back into the game.

Ronaldo is taking Saudi Pro League by storm!

Two weeks after he scored four goals in Al Nassr’s 4-0 win over Al Wahda, Ronaldo made another unforgettable display for the Riyadh giants.

The visitors started off as the better side, putting pressure on Damac’s backline from all sides. Their efforts paid off when the referee awarded them a penalty in the 18th minute.

Ronaldo stood behind the ball and converted the spot-kick with a powerful finish. But that was only the beginning of CR7’s show at the Sultan bid Abdul Aziz Stadium.

Only five minutes later, the Portuguese superstar scored a sublime low shot from the edge of the box to double his side’s lead.

Ronaldo remained at the heart of Al Nassr’s efforts to increase their lead as Damac struggled to get back into the game. The visitors secured their victory with another goal just before the half-time whistle.

Once again, Ronaldo finished off a brilliant attack from Al Nassr.

A quick counter-attack found Ayman Yahya inside the box before he made a short pass to Ronaldo. The Portugal international then completed his hat trick with a powerful shot to make it 3-0 for the visitors.

The pace of the game decreased significantly during the second period. Al Nassr remained in charge of the game but didn’t show much enthusiasm to further extend their lead.

The victory keeps Ronaldo and co at the top of the Saudi Pro League table, two points above Al Ittihad. Al Nassr will continue their domestic campaign with a match against Al-Batin on Friday.