Cristiano Ronaldo nets first-half hat-trick as Al-Nassr go 5-0 up over Abha…with the Portuguese icon hitting two stunning free-kicks and an an outrageous dink to complete treble

  • Cristiano Ronaldo nets first-half hat-trick for Al-Nassr in romp over Abha 
  • The Portuguese’s quick treble includes two classic Ronaldo free-kicks 
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Cristiano Ronaldo continued his rich vein of form for Al-Nassr by sweeping home a first hat-trick against Abha, including two amazing free-kicks. 

The Portuguese icon already tops the goal-scoring charts in the Saudi Pro League and added to his tally thanks to a first half romp from Luis Castro’s men. 

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the eleventh minute with a low driven free-kick and doubled the lead ten minutes later with another set-piece stunner. 

This time the 39-year-old went with a curled finish, giving the Abha goalie no chance. 

He saved perhaps the best of the half for last though, as he found himself one-on-one with the keeper and completed his hat-trick with an outrageous dinked finish. 

Cristiano Ronaldo hits a free-kick as part of a first-half hat-trick for Al-Nassr against Abha 

Fans got to see Ronaldo's trademark celebration three times during the first period

Fans got to see Ronaldo’s trademark celebration three times during the first period 

The goals were part of an incredible first half display from Al-Nassr as the finished the period 5-0 up, thanks to further goals from Sadio Mane and Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem. 

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