Al-Nassr recorded their 10th consecutive victory on the bounce after defeating Tajik club, FC Istiklol 3-1 in their second-round game in the AFC Champions League.
The Riyadh-based club were made to labour for the victory after falling behind in the 44th minute to a goal from Ivory Coast forward, Senin Sebai.
As reported by Goal, Luis Castro’s side completed a comeback courtesy of a sublime chip from Cristiano Ronaldo, followed by a brace from Brazilian forward, Anderson Talisca.
Amid the result, a flurry of fan reactions has been meted out to the Portuguese veteran after his silky nutmeg showcased his sheer class in the face of overwhelming opposition.
Ronaldo’s nutmeg sparks fan reactions
In a video shared by ESPN FC on TikTok, the former Real Madrid forward made a marauding run down the middle of the field in the face of a sea of red shirts.
24-year-old midfielder, Exsoni Pandsanzbe charged towards Ronaldo but instead received a slick nutmeg, which has got fans on the social media platform reacting.
@EFE OF WARRI 🇳🇬🐐🇵🇹 wrote:
“When last Messi dribble like this apart from when he was in Barcelona 💀😂”
@martins lit commented on the ease of the move:
“ESPN: Ronaldo paying opponent to get past them easily 😅”
@Duchyzee threw shade at a struggling Manchester United star:
“26 years old Rashford just can’t”
@❣️❣️stoked the rivalry with Messi:
“Can’t wait to see how messi talent is when he’s 38 compared to Ronaldo’s hard work.”
@Emmanuel Eric’B also commented:
“🐐 of all 🐐 CRISTIANO RONALDO 💪🤫💯”
Al-Nassr fans will hope for a repeat showing of their captain’s performance as they take to the field against Saudi Pro League basement-dwellers, Abha FC.