Fight in Al Nassr Camp Just Minutes After Cristiano Ronaldo’s Free-Kick as Defensive Duo Snub Celebrations

Published 10/22/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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Al Nassr came from behind to haunt Damac FC as Cristiano Ronaldo‘s team clinched their 7th win in the Saudi Pro League. Damac, who was leading 1-0 at half-time, was rocked by consecutive attacks in the second half. It was a hard-fought victory for the Knights of Najd. However, not all were concerned with the result. During the post-match celebrations, Al Nassr’s defensive duo had an altercation.

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Soon after the start of the second half, Anderson Talisca equalized the score. Cristiano Ronaldo matched Talisca’s urgency as he scored a stunning free-kick in the 56th minute, sealing the win for his side.

Saudi Pro League’s heat gets the best of Al Nassr players

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Tensions built up soon for the Knights of Najd as Damac scored an early goal. Luis Castro and his players though were able to clinch a comeback win but the heat of the moment got the best of two of Al Nassr’s players. The two players snubbed the post-match celebration, as they got into a heated argument.

The two players involved in the fight were Abdulelah Al Amri (Centre Back) and Nawaf Al-Boushail (Right Back). The duo got into an argument citing their positional responsibility and gameplay. Abdul Al Amri got angry and refused to join the celebrations with the team.

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Al Nassr are now undefeated in their last 12 fixtures. The title challengers still have some way to go to the top of the table. Currently, the team stands at the 3rd position with 22 points, 4 points behind league leaders Al Hilal. They have some crucial matches coming up on their fixture list.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a worldly free-kick to give Al Nassr its winning goal. The 5x Ballon d’Or winner is nearing his retirement and maybe it’s only now we have the time to cherish the Portuguese winger. Manager Luis Castro also had something emotional to say.

Cristiano Ronaldo ends free-kick drought as retirement plans inch closer

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his seven-month free-kick drought with a bang as Al Nassr rallied from a 0-1 halftime deficit against Damac. In a stunning comeback by Luis Castro’s side, Talisca’s brilliant free-kick equalizer in the 52nd minute set the stage. Just five minutes later, the iconic Ronaldo stepped up and delivered another sublime free-kick, leaving the opposition keeper with no chance.

It’s been a while since Ronaldo’s last free-kick goal, which dates back to March 24, 2023, during a match between Portugal and Liechtenstein.

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With the coaching change from Rudi Garcia to Luis Castro a few months ago, there’s a sense of renewed optimism in the team. Castro’s rapport with Ronaldo is evident, and he’s expressed his belief that Ronaldo may be in the later stages of his professional soccer career.

Nonetheless, Castro emphasizes that Ronaldo is psychologically strong and happy while aiming to savor the game in his later career while leaving behind a legacy of unforgettable moments.

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Neil Banerjee

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Neil Banerjee is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in media studies, he possesses a deep appreciation for the intricacies, the strategies and the awe-inspiring nature of the beautiful game, firmly believing that a variety of factors underpin each match. As a devoted Chelsea fan, Neil's passion extends to diving into the stories that surround the club and finding intriguing narratives.
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