“Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Istiqlol defender in the dust with a jaw-dropping nutmeg in AFC Champions League!”

Cristiano Ronaldo effortlessly beat an Istiqlol Dushanbe defender with a delightful nutmeg during Al-Nassr’s AFC Champions League group stage match.

Throughout the 2023-24 season, Ronaldo has been in top form, displaying both his goal-scoring and playing ability, giving credence to the adage that “age is just a number”.

Although he scored an impressive 10 goals in the Saudi Pro League, the 38-year-old had yet to open his account in Asia’s premier club competition after a fruitless match in Al-Nassr’s Group E debut against Iranian side Persepolis .

Even so, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus ace finally scored in the second round, scoring from a tight angle, according to Mykhel.

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According to Sporting News, his goal played a key role in a thrilling turnaround, with Brazilian striker Anderson Talisca scoring two more goals late in the second half to extend Luis Castro’s side’s winning streak to 10 matches.

What did Ronaldo do?

As the match looked decided, with Al-Nassr comfortably winning 3-1, Ghareeb found his captain, Ronaldo, with a pass, who decided to show off his flashy skills.

After a slightly clumsy touch from the Portuguese star, he produced a stunning move to deceive the Istiqlol defender with a deft nutmeg.

Ronaldo’s remarkable maneuver left the crowd in awe and erupted in applause for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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The experienced striker showed his finesse by hitting the ball into the net from an unusually narrow angle, deceiving the goalkeeper.

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 also reported that the veteran striker led the attack as Al-Nassr recorded a stunning comeback win against Istiqlol Dushanbe in their second AFC Champions League group stage match.

Ronaldo finally scored his first goal in Asia’s premier club competition.

Anderson Talisca then sealed the comeback with two goals at Al-Awwal Park.

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