Al Fateh 2-2 Al-Nassr LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo scores last-minute PENALTY to open up Al-Nassr account – latest | The Sun

CRISTIANO RONALDO is back in action today for Al-Nassr as they face Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League.

The ex-Manchester United star has scored a last-minute PENALTY to open up his Al-Nassr account in style.

  • Start time: 3pm
  • TV/Live stream: Shahid


Follow all the action with our live blog below…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    That's all from us

    That's all from us at SunSport for coverage of Al Fateh vs Al Nassr, a game which saw Ronaldo score his first goal for the Saudi club.

    Stay with us for coverage of the Premier League tonight, as Chelsea and their new signings kick-off against Fulham at 8pm.

    Thank you as always for reading, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Up next for Al Nassr

    Now that Ronaldo is off the mark for Al Nassr, we are taking a look at their next four fixtures in the RSL.

    Up next they have Al-Wehda, followed by Al-Taawoun, Damac, and Al-Batin.

    Now that he is off the mark, you can be sure to expect a few more Ronaldo goals in that time.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Frantic added-time

    It was a mental added time in this game, starting when Al Nassr got a penalty in the 90th minute.

    From that moment it was Ronaldo getting his first goal for the club, followed by a mental red card for Anderson Talisca.

    It was a horror tackle from the Brazilian, who raked his studs down the back of an Al Fateh midfielder.

    If this is the type of football and chaos that goes on in the RSL, then count me in as a frequent viewer!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Man of the match

    A constant threat in the game, man of the match for me goes not to Cristiano Ronaldo, but to Cristian Tello.

    The ex-Barcelona winger was sensational today, especially when scoring the first goal of the game.

    He scored a volley from the edge of the box, which was an absolute beauty, and continued to cause problems for Al Nassr throughout the game.

    Who was your man of the match?

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Ronaldo gets his goal

    Well, it took long enough didn't it?

    The truth is, he could have had a hat-trick.

    His first chance was actually put into the back of the net, but it was ruled out for offside by the officials.

    He then had an easy chance to smash the ball home, but he fired it over the bar from close range.

    Just before half-time, he thought he had given his side the lead, but was denied by the crossbar.

    However, after being kept quiet for the majority of the second half, he finally got his moment.

    A penalty in the dying moments of the game meant it was time for Ronaldo to step up, and he converted it calmly down the middle.

    Ronaldo ran it back to clutch time once more.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    FT. Al Fateh 2-2 Al Nassr

    That's all she wrote, the referee calls the second half to a close, after TEN minutes of added time.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90+6. Al Fateh 2-2 Al Nassr

    A red card for Anderson Talisca!

    After a VAR review, Anderson Talisca receives a red card for a bad tackle, that makes things far more difficult for Al Nassr going forwards.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90+4. Al Fateh 2-2 Al Nassr

    There is a VAR review going on here for a potential red card for Anderson Talisca!
    He was late in a tackle and appeared to stamp onto the back on the Al Fateh midfielder.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90+2. Al Fateh 2-2 Al Nassr


    At the death he has saved his side!

    Ronaldo dispatches the penalty down the middle and it is 2-2!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    90. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr


    There is a penalty at the death for Al Nassr.

    As the free kick was crossed into the box, Masharipov got in front of it and tried to flick it towards goal.

    He was then hacked down inside the box and it is a chance for Ronaldo to score from the spot.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    88. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    A free-kick for Al Nassr wide on the right side here, after a late challenge.

    After the cross from Konan, Ronaldo knocked a player to the floor, who went down holding his face.

    Ronaldo then grabbed him and forced him back to his feet.

    Both players shown a yellow card.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    86. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    So close to an equaliser for Al Nassr!

    The ball came in from Konan towards Talisca on the volley, and it was almost the same linkup as the first goal!

    Talisca struck the volley on target, but it was saved really well by the keeper.

    It stays at 2-1!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    84. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Almost a third for Al Fateh!
    The ball goes into the middle for Al Khulaif, but the striker can't quite turn it home!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    82. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Al Fateh have defended really well in this game so far.

    You have to give immense credit to their defensive players and structure in this one.

    Ronaldo hasn't really had a sniff in the second half.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    80. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Al Fateh almost have another chance to score, but they are stopped in their tracks by the offside flag.

    Ronaldo goes into the back of an Al Fateh player, without any bad intent, but he goes down injured and looks like he will now be taken off.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    77. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Luiz Gustavo hoists a ball into the middle for Cristiano Ronaldo , but the Portuguese striker can't get his head to it.

    Al Fateh escape once more, and will look to see this game out now…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    74. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Petros looks to start a counter attack for Al Fateh, but is stopped in his tracks by Luiz Gustavo.

    Clever from Petros to break the game up for his side.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    72. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Luiz Gustavo commits a foul in the attacking half, and Al Fateh have a chance to make a substitute.

    It is goal scorer Cristian Tello who is being replaced, he scored a smashing volley in the first half to open the scoring, and the ex-Barcelona and Real Betis winger has been brilliant in the game so far.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    70. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Ronaldo looks to break through down the left side of the pitch, but a great tackle comes in on him and the ball goes out for a throw.

    Can he serve up some magic in this game to level the scoring?

  • Lloyd Canfield

    66. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Al Nassr are chasing the game now, and Al Fateh are looking in their stride.

    Al Fateh charge away on the counter attack, but Al Khulaif's shot is saved by the keeper.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    64. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Gustavo drives forward for Al Nassr, who now need to find two goals if they are going to take home all three points in this one.

    Bendebka is given a yellow card for the foul.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    62. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    What a finish that was from Sofiane Bendebka!
    A cross came in from deep on the left hand side, towards Bendebka.

    He proceeded to peel off of the defender perfectly and execute a side-foot volley past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    58. Al Fateh 2-1 Al Nassr

    Another stunner!
    What a finish that is from Bendebka!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    58. Al Fateh 1-1 Al Nassr

    The free-kick is crossed in really well and Ronaldo is there at the back post for the header!

    Unfortunately it takes a flick off of the player just in front of him, and he is denied another chance to get his first Al Nassr goal.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    56. Al Fateh 1-1 Al Nassr

    Ronaldo gets down the right hand side before being bought down.

    Al Nassr have a free kick wide on the right hand side of the pitch, which they will look to swing into the middle for Ronaldo.

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