Live online: Al Nassr vs. Ettifaq: Cristiano Ronaldo starts, scores, stats and updates | Saudi Pro League

Report on the match between Al Nassr and Ettifaq. Cristiano Ronaldo done its part Al Nasr debut mod Ettifaq Sunday, marking the veteran forward’s first Saudi Pro League appearance.

Ronaldo’s debut for Al Nassr was postponed while he served a two-match ban imposed by the FA for knocking a phone out of the hand of a young Everton supporter during a match at Goodison Park last season.

Ronaldo was named captain after playing for a Riyadh All-Stars team this week, scoring twice against Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain.

The Madeira striker got off to a winning start as his Al Nassr side defeated a tenacious Ettifaq in a game that started brightly but faded as the game wore on.

Cristiano showed flashes but was well controlled by the Dammam ‘Commandos’.

However, it was Brazilian Talisca’s header just after the half-hour mark that secured maximum points for the home side, allowing Rudi Garcia’s men to reclaim top spot in the league.

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With today’s 1-0 win over Ettifaq, Al Nasr has regained first place in Roshna Saudi Leagueboth jump Al Hilal and Al Ittihad.

Rudi Garcia’s men will play Al Fateh away in their next league game on February 3rd.

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