Cristiano Ronaldo led nine-man Al Nassr Football Club to its first Arab Club Champions Cup title after scoring twice in a 2-1 extra-time win over Al-Hilal at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on August 12.
Al-Hilal scored the first goal in the 51st-minute in the final match, with Brazilian footballer, Michael opening the score. Ronaldo equalised the goal in the 74th-minute for Al-Nassr, and later scored the second goal in extra-time. The Al-Nassr team was also reduced to nine men, with Abdulelah Al-Amri and Nawaf Boushal receiving red cards.
The Arab Club Champions Cup is played by top Arab clubs in the region, and included teams from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. The best player award of the final match went to Al-Hilal’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Ronaldo failed to win a trophy for Al-Nassr last season, when the team finished runners-up in the Saudi Pro League. The former Real Madrid superstar, however, scored six times in the tournament to finish as top scorer. Last week was a historic week for the Portuguese professional footballer, as he not only won the trophy, but also became the first person to reach 600 million followers on Instagram.