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Cristiano Ronaldo scores 5 goals in 2 games for Al Nassr

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores 5 goals in 2 games for Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Al Nassr’s 4-0 win over Al Shabab on Tuesday, taking his total to five Saudi Pro League goals in two games.

Ronaldo, who scored a hat trick in a 5-0 loss to Al Fateh on Friday, converted two first-half penalties against Al Shabab to put his side ahead 2-0.

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The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, who moved to Saudi Arabia in January, then squandered the chance to score a hat-trick on penalties by relying on team-mate Abdulrahman Ghareeb, who missed his shot.

Ronaldo netted a third goal for Sadio Mané in the 40th minute as the former Liverpool and Bayern Munich striker took his own tally to three in the last two games.

After Ronaldo again came close to a second consecutive hat-trick heading for the post, Sultan Al-Ghannam converted the rebound in the 79th minute to complete the scoring. At this point, Al Shabab were down to 10 men after Éver Banega was shown a red card.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, former Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez helped Al Ahli to four wins from four to start the season with a 39th-minute goal against Al Tai. Former Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessié secured the result with a second-half goal.

There was also a 1-0 win for Al Taawoun at Al Okhdood as well as draws between Damac and Al Fateh and Al Khaleej and Al Hazem.

Al Ahli are tied with Al Ittihad at the top of the table, with Al Nassr sitting sixth after losing their first two games.

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