After nearly four years, striker Cristiano Ronaldo was again awarded a score of 10 by Sofascore statistics for his performance in a match.
Ronaldo shot 11 times, scored three goals and missed a chance to face in the match Al Nassr beat host Al Fateh 5-0 in the Saudi Pro League on the evening of August 25. He passed the ball to teammates three times, including a heel-to-toe phase to create Sadio Mane’s opening goal. The 38-year-old superstar also once tackled and cut the ball to support the defense, so he was given the maximum score by the statistics company.
Before this match, the last time Ronaldo got 10 points took place on January 6, 2020, when he also scored a hat-trick and created a goal to help Juventus beat Cagliari 4-0 in Serie A. In the same period, Lionel Messi had eight games were scored to the maximum, four times Ronaldo’s achievement.
Captain Al Nassr has also scored 63 hat-tricks in his career, more than half of which he did after turning 30. Since 2020, he has scored eight hat-tricks, double the record of Messi.
After the game, Ronaldo smiled in the interview and said a few words in Arabic. “As I said last season, the Saudi League has the potential to become the top league in the world, after teams recruit a bunch of stars,” he added. “It makes me happy and gives me more energy to perform.”
Ronaldo also did not forget to thank his teammates, thinking that this victory was a collective effort. “I wouldn’t be able to do this alone,” he added. “The audience enthusiastically cheered for us, helping the team overcome difficulties. Al Nassr performed a game rich in teamwork.”
All three of Ronaldo’s goals were scored by him in the 5.5 meter area, with the finishing phase not too difficult. The players who assist him are all internal soldiers and are playing for Saudi Arabia.
After three rounds, Al Nassr earned three points and placed 10th out of 18 teams. Ronaldo rose to second in the top scorer race with three goals, one less than striker Al Ittihad Abderrazak Hamdallah.