WATCH: CR7 turns provider! Cristiano Ronaldo produces beautiful assist from his own half to put Al-Nassr ahead against Al-Taawoun

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Cristiano Ronaldo Al-Nassr first assist 2022-23
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Cristiano Ronaldo produced an incredible assist from inside his own half to give Al-Nassr the lead against Al-Taawoun on Friday.
  • Arrived this winter after Man United exit
  • Has already delivered goals
  • Now showing more quality with great assist

WHAT HAPPENED? Playing in the Saudi Pro League, the 37-year-old received the ball inside his own half before sweeping a brilliant pass in behind the defence to his teammate. Abdulrahman Ghareeb finished calmly to give Al-Nassr a 17th-minute lead before Ronaldo then provided another assist late on in the 2-1 victory.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Ronaldo has already scored five goals in four games before this latest appearance – including a four-goal haul in his last outing – this was his first-ever assist for his new side. What's more, he doubled his tally later on in the game, turning provider again as Abdullah Madu netted a 78th-minute winner.

WHAT NEXT FOR RONALDO? After this match, Al-Nassr will travel away to Damak on 25 February for their next Saudi Pro League fixture.