Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in four days as Al Nassr beat Abha

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in four days as Al Nassr beat Abha

The 39-year-old Portuguese forward scored his 65th hattrick of his professional career in Al Nassr’s thumping 8-0 win over Abha in the Saudi Pro League on Tuesday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Abha

The Manchester United and Real Madrid legend opened the scoring with a sumptuous freekick and doubled his tally just after 10 minutes with another freekick that went through the wall.

Ronaldo then assisted Sadio Mane for Al Nassr’s third of the night and completed his hattrick just three minutes before the break with an exquisite chip over the opposition keeper as he ran towards the goal.

He notched his second hattrick in the space of 72 hours as he recorded three goals and two assists for the nine-time Saudi Arabian champions. This hattrick was Ronaldo’s third of the season, following his sensational second-half hattrick in Al Nassr’s 5-1 win over Al-Tai on 30th March.

The triple slotting at the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Sports City Stadium will go down as Ronaldo’s 65th career hattrick.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s stats for Al Nassr in the 2023/24 season

The Portuguese veteran currently leads the list of the top scorers in the Saudi Pro League with 29 goals, while Al-Hilal’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is trailing behind with 22 goals. Ronaldo has 39 goals for Al-Nassr in all competitions this season, netting six times in the AFC Champions League.

Ronaldo is currently running away with the Golden Boot as Al-Hilal marksman Mitrovic will be out for action for the next six weeks following a hamstring injury.

In 60 career matches for Al Nassr, Ronaldo has scored 56 goals for the Saudi Arabian side in all competitions. His team Al-Nassr is currently eight points adrift of league-leaders Al-Hilal in second place with eight games remaining for the season.