Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace has led Al-Nassr to an exhilarating win over arch-rivals Al-Hilal in the Arab Club Champions Cup final.
The Saudi Arabian giants secured their maiden victory in the tournament, clinching the title with an inspired 2-1 victory after extra time.
Ronaldo, who recently joined Al-Nassr, showcased his indomitable spirit, scoring a crucial brace that proved instrumental in sealing victory.
The match witnessed a roller-coaster of emotions, with Al-Hilal initially taking the lead through Michael in the early stages of the second half.
However, fate took a turn against Al-Nassr when Abdulelah Al-Amri was shown the red card in the 71st minute, leaving the team with only 10 players.
Ronaldo rose up to the occasion in the 74th minute strike that forced the match into extra time, much to the astonishment of the footballing world.
The Portuguese forward struck a second time during the extended period, completing a remarkable comeback for his team and sealing their victory in the Arab Club Champions Cup.
However, triumph came at a cost for Ronaldo, who endured an injury during the second half of extra time.
The win marks Al-Nassr’s first major trophy since 2020, and Ronaldo’s first taste of success with the Saudi Arabian side.
He concluded the tournament as the leading goal scorer, netting an impressive six goals, a remarkable feat that secured him the prestigious Golden Boot award.