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Cristiano Ronaldo scores second hat-trick in four days including two free-kicks


CRISTIANO RONALDO’S second sensational hat-trick in four days left fans claiming he’s still a Ballon d’Or contender aged 39.

Ron bagged two free-kicks – one labelled “vintage” by Sun columnist Piers Morgan – before notching a solo special and being taken off at half-time!

Cristiano Ronaldo hit two 20-yard free-kicks in his latest hat-trick


Cristiano Ronaldo hit two 20-yard free-kicks in his latest hat-trickCredit: Getty
Ronaldo celebrated the 65th treble of his incredible career


Ronaldo celebrated the 65th treble of his incredible careerCredit: Reuters

The Manchester United and Real Madrid legend has now notched 42 goals in 41 games for his Saudi club this season.

The Portugal hero tops the Saudi Pro League charts on 29 – well ahead of Al-Hilal’s ex-Fulham frontman Aleksandar Mitrovic

And the 65th treble of his career suggests Ronaldo, whose fifth and last Ballon d’Or was in 2017, is as hungry as ever.

Having netted a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-1 defeat of Al Tai, Ron was even quicker and slicker off the mark in Tuesday’s 8-0 romp against Abha.

The ex-Juventus dazzler drilled home a low free-kick opener on 11 minutes.

He then completed a deadball double by fading the ball into the top corner.

That earned Ronaldo his latest tribute from Morgan, plus verdicts from adoring fans like “Crazy goal record” and “Once again CR7 is proving doubters wrong!”

TV presenter Morgan posted on X: “The GOAT @Cristiano doing yet more GOAT things tonight.. two brilliant free kick goals, this one vintage Ronaldo.”

But plenty of viewers were more impressed by his hat-trick clincher – the most nonchalant of chips after taking the ball in his stride 25 yards out.

One fan responded: “We’ll push him for Ballon d’Or 2024.” 

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But amid familiar doubts online about the standard of football in Saudi Arabia, one observer commented: “Now imagine Messi in this league – 7 goals in a match steady.”

And despite Ronaldo’s extraordinary scoring rate, Al-Nassr still sit 12 points behind unbeaten leaders Al-Hilal.

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