After Not Celebrating His Debut ACL Goal, Cristiano Ronaldo Sends a Message Following Al Nassr’s Win Over Istiklol

Published 10/02/2023, 5:43 PM EDT

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The anticipation had been building, and finally, it happened. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in the AFC Champions League, but to the surprise of many, he didn’t celebrate the historic moment. The absence of his iconic ‘Siu’ celebration left many wondering. However, he did have a message to share after his team, Al Nassr, secured an impressive victory over Istiklol.

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It’s no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo is a force to be reckoned with in the world of soccer. With an incredible 140 goals, he holds the title of all-time leading goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League. With 5 trophies under his belt, he rightfully earned the nickname “Mr. Champions League”. Now, at the age of 38, it seems Ronaldo is determined to replicate his success in Asia’s Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘happy’ after scoring his first ACL goal

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Al Nassr started off the game against the Tajikistan side, Istiklol, on a slightly shaky note. Just before halftime, they conceded a goal. It was in the 66th minute that Cristiano Ronaldo provided a much-needed breakthrough, equalizing the score with his weaker foot and marking his first goal in the competition. However, instead of celebrating the goal, Ronaldo swiftly returned to the half line, eager to continue the match and hungry for more.

Cristiano Ronaldo set his sights on securing the win, not just for himself, but for his team. They managed to secure the win, with Anderson Talisca scoring a brace and ending the match with a commanding 3-1 victory for Al Nassr. Following the game, Ronaldo took to his Instagram account to share some action shots from the match.

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The images showcased the intensity and determination with which the Portuguese striker played. Accompanying the photos was a message from Cristiano Ronaldo, who expressed his happiness with the win and his first goal. He wrote: “Good game from everyone on the team! Happy to have scored my 1st ACL goal! We keep wining!” 

 

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With two wins in two matches, Al Nassr currently leads the group table. The team is in excellent form, boasting an impressive 10-match undefeated streak. But Al Nassr is not content with just this success. The team is striving to further strengthen its squad and has set its sights on acquiring additional talents from Europe.

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Exactly 20 Years After Champions League Debut, Cristiano Ronaldo Eyes 2nd Consecutive Award With Al Nassr

Al Nassr looking to bolster the squad

Al Nassr has recently shown a strong interest in signing talented players from Serie A, as they continue to expand their roster with top European talents. One player that has caught their attention is Bryan Cristante, the midfield maestro from AS Roma. Al Nassr is reportedly preparing a bid for the 28-year-old, impressed by his exceptional performances on the field.

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Additionally, they have also set their sights on Alex Sandro, Juventus star and former teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo. With Sandro’s contract not being renewed by Juventus, Al Nassr appears to be his likely destination. It will be intriguing to witness how Al Nassr further enhances its team with these potential acquisitions. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments.

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