Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 54th goal of 2023 as Al Nassr came from behind to beat Al Taawoun 4-1 in the Saudi Pro League.
Aschraf El Mahdioui gave the home side the lead in the 13th minute, but Marcelo Brozovic finished off a swift passing move to equalise and former Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte headed the visitors in front from a 35th-minute corner.
Al Taawoun were guilty of contributing to their own downfall five minutes into the second half as they attempted to pass their way out of their own six-yard box, instead simply gifting the ball to Otavio to make it 3-1.
He just can’t stop scoring Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s top scorer in 2023 with 54 Goals
Congratulations GOAT pic.twitter.com/3nv0TZdNV3
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2023
Ronaldo had to wait until the second minute of stoppage time to head home the final goal of the game, the Portuguese star’s 20th in 18 league games this season.
The game marked the anniversary of Ronaldo signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al Nassr following the end of this second spell with Manchester United.
The win ensured Al Nassr again closed to within seven points of league leaders Al Hilal, who won 2-0 at Al Fayha on Friday.
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