Bangla Hunt News Desk: Could not score in three consecutive matches. He had to taste defeat in his first league match in his new club jersey. He was then heard to have lost his temper and kicked a water bottle in an awkward manner after hearing the ‘Messi, Messi’ chant from the opposition fans. As a result, questions were raised about him. The cynics started to say that even Saudi Arabia does not have the ability to play. Cristiano Ronaldo responded to all these critics yesterday.
Before the 38-year-old took to the field once again in the national jersey, his new club Al Nasser played their 21st match in the Pro League against Ava before the start of the international break yesterday. It was against this team that they had to play the King’s Cup match during the week. Al Nasser had to concede a goal in the 26th minute of the first half of the league match yesterday despite winning 3-1 in that match.
As the match progressed, the pressure was increasing. Once again, Ronaldo’s team was going to waste points against a weak opponent. But this time Al Nasser gets a free-kick from 35 yards away. Normally no footballer dares to take a direct shot from such a distance. It’s true that Ronaldo has scored from such distance several times in the past but his recent free-kick stats are abysmal.
However, CRSeven put its power to the test once. Takes a shot from 35 yards out and the ball emanates like a cannonball, finding a gap in the human wall and beating the keeper with speed. Since 2014, Ronaldo has been suffering from tendinosis in his left foot. Earlier in his career, he scored 44 free-kick goals in 12 years, but managed to do this only 14 times in the last 9 years. His free-kick goal yesterday was his 59th career free-kick goal. If he can score another such goal, CRSeven will enter the top 10 among the cricketers who have scored from the highest free-kick.
After that, while trying to stop him, one of our defenders handballed in the penalty box. CRSeven could have scored their 10th league goal from a sure penalty. But without taking the penalty kick himself, he handed the ball over to teammate Anderson Telesca. Because his Brazilian teammate is in the race to be the league’s top scorer with 13 goals and sometimes he couldn’t get on the field for a long time due to injury. Tenesca scored from the penalty to give Al Nasser the expected 3 points and Ronaldo is currently second in the league table with 9 matches remaining in the league race.
On the other hand, Ronaldo fan Erling Haaland in England has maintained his phenomenal form. After scoring 5 goals in the Champions League during the week, the Norwegian star scored a hat-trick again in the league game. His sixth hat-trick of the season and a brace from Argentine striker Julian Alvarez sent Manchester City into the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 6-0 win over Burnley.