Ronaldo debuts, fails to attain in Al Nassr win

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Cristiano Ronaldo‘s debut for Al Nassr resulted in a 1-0 win over Ettifaq FC at Mrsool Park, though he could not mark his first official look in Saudi Arabia with a purpose.

Al Nassr moved again to the highest of the Saudi Professional League, some extent above of Riyadh rivals Al Hilal, due to Anderson Talisca’s first-half header.

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Ronaldo, who scored twice for a Saudi choose group in a pleasant in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, was named captain in his first home sport however did not handle a shot heading in the right direction.

The 37-year-old’s debut for Al Nassr was delayed after serving a two-match suspension handed down by the English FA for an incident throughout his spell at Manchester United.

His contract at Outdated Trafford was terminated in December after giving a controversial interview to Piers Morgan earlier than signing a two-and-a-half yr take care of Al Nassr price $200 million-a-year.

Ronaldo went closest to scoring with a first-half free-kick which went narrowly over the crossbar however it was in any other case a quiet evening for the Portugal striker.

Al Nassr, managed by former Rudi Garcia, are subsequent in motion within the Saudi Tremendous Cup in opposition to Al Ittihad on Thursday.

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