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Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal forward makes competitive debut in Al Nassr win

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Ronaldo will earn a reported £177 million a year at Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo made his competitive debut for new club Al Nassr in their 1-0 win over Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Portugal forward joined the club last month on a deal that runs until 2025, reportedly earning more than £177m per year.

He led the line and played the entire game in which Brazilian midfielder Talisca scored the winner.

Al Nassr are top of the Saudi league, a point above second-placed Al Hilal.

Ronaldo – who has played for Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid – was greeted by banners and cheers from his adoring fans at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh.

It comes after he scored twice in Riyadh All-Star XI’s 5-4 defeat by Lionel Messi’s Paris St-Germain in an exhibition match on Thursday.

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Ronaldo was welcomed by fans with banners in the stands
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A fan travelled from Egypt to see Ronaldo in action
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Fans donned Ronaldo’s famous number 7 in the stands
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The sight of Ronaldo had Al Nassr fans on their feet
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Ronaldo put on a show on his Saudi Pro League debut
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Ronaldo came close but couldn’t mark his league debut with a goal