Watch- Ronaldo celebrates the Saudi cross.. Al-Nasr sweeps the youth, and Mahrez leads Al-Ahly to defeat Al-Tai

Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals from two penalty kicks to lead his team, Al-Nasr, to a 4-0 victory over its guest, Al-Shabab, today, Tuesday, in the fourth round of the Saudi Professional League.

This round also witnessed Al-Ahly defeating Al-Taei with two goals without a response, Al-Taawon defeated Al-Okhdood with a clean goal, Al-Khaleej tied with Al-Hazm 1-1, and Damak with Al-Fateh 2-2.

Ronaldo opened the scoring for victory in the 13th minute from a penalty kick, before scoring the second goal in the 38th minute from a second penalty kick.

With this double, “Al-Don” topped the list of the Saudi League’s top scorers with 5 goals, one goal ahead of Moroccan Abdel-Razzaq Hamdallah, Al-Ittihad’s top scorer.

Senegalese Sadio Mane added the third goal to victory in the 41st minute, to end the first half with Al-Nassr advancing 3-0.

In the second half, Abdul Rahman Gharib missed a penalty kick for victory in the 63rd minute, before Sultan Al-Ghanam scored the fourth goal in the 80th minute.

Al-Shabab was forced to play with 10 players since the 78th minute, after the expulsion of Argentine Ever Banega.

Al-Nasr raised its score to 6 points in the sixth place, and Al-Shabab’s balance stopped at two points in the penultimate 17th place.

Al-Ahly continued its victories by defeating Al-Taei with two clean goals scored by Algerian Riyad Mahrez (39) and Ivorian Frank Casey (59).

The match saw the expulsion of Al Taie player Alpha Semedo in the 35th minute.

Al-Ahly raised its tally to 12 points in second place, with a goal difference behind leaders Ittihad Jeddah, and Al-Ta’ee’s balance stopped at 3 points in 14th place.

Play stopped at the beginning of the second half due to a problem with the video assistant referee technology, and after its resumption, Saint-Maximin almost doubled the yield before wasting a dangerous opportunity.

Al-Ittihad, the defending champion, leads the competition, and has 12 points with a full score, after a 3-0 victory over Al-Wehda on Monday.

The 36th minute of the match saw Karim Benzema fall on the field in pain after a joint ball with Moroccan defender Jawad Al-Yamiq, but after providing the necessary first aid, he returned to the field only two minutes before asking to leave and was replaced by the Portuguese Joao Felipe (Jota).

The official account of the federation, through its official account on the “X” platform, indicated that the reason for Benzema leaving the match was a muscle injury

He added that the player will undergo medical examinations in the coming hours, to accurately diagnose the injury and to determine the necessary treatment.

And Saudi media reports reported that Benzema will return to group training with the team normally after two days, and he will be ready for the Crescent Classic on Friday, September 1, in the fifth round.

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