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The 2023-24 season has been nothing short of extraordinary for Cristiano Ronaldo. At the age of 38, the Portuguese sensation continues to defy expectations and leave even the best of this generation in his dust. With an incredible 6 goals in the Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo currently sits at the top of the league’s goal-scoring ranking.

Ronaldo’s recent heroics came in Al Nassr‘s dominant 5-1 victory against Al Hazm, where he not only scored a goal but also provided two assists. This remarkable performance marked a milestone in his illustrious career, as it was his 850th career goal. What is even more astonishing is the fact that Ronaldo has been consistently outperforming younger stars like Kylian Mbappe.

Cristiano Ronaldo has outperformed Kylian Mbappe

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14 years older than the Paris Saint-Germain forward, Ronaldo has managed to surpass Mbappe’s goal tally for the year. In 2023, Ronaldo scored a staggering 31 goals for Al Nassr and Portugal, while Mbappe has only managed to find the back of the net 29 times. This remarkable feat is a testament to Ronaldo’s unwavering dedication to his craft.

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While many players his age contemplate retirement, Ronaldo continues to push himself to new limits and show the world that age is just a number. It is worth noting that only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has managed to outscore Ronaldo in 2023, with an impressive 34 goals to his name.

However, the fact that Ronaldo is even competing with players over a decade younger speaks volumes about his extraordinary talent. The exceptional career and ongoing success of Ronaldo continue to astound fans and experts alike. As for one of his upcoming opponents, they are experiencing a sense of embarrassment when it comes to facing him.

Al Nassr’s future opponents are feeling ‘ashamed’

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One of Al-Nassr’s upcoming matches is against Iranian club Persepolis FC. On 19 September, both teams will be competing in the AFC Champions League Group stage. However, there is a sense of shame surrounding the home team due to the condition of their stadium, Azadi Stadium. Unfortunately, years of neglect have led to its deterioration and concerns regarding safety.

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There have been reports of water dripping from the ceilings and also signs of decay. Yahya Gul Mohammadi, the team’s technical director, openly expressed his shame about these conditions. “I am ashamed of the conditions of the Azadi stadium,” he stated. “How will we bring the legend Cristiano Ronaldo to this stadium?” Hopefully, Persepolis can address these issues and restore the stadium before hosting Al-Nassr.

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