Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first-half hat-trick at Damac as Al Nassr stormed towards the top of the Saudi Pro League table.
Leaders Al Ittihad drew 0-0 at home to Al Raed on Thursday, leaving them with a slender one-point lead over second-placed Al Nassr at the summit, having played a game more.
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Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 18 minutes and soon took his tally to seven in five games in Saudi Arabi’s top flight.
Kresimir Rezic’s Damac are without a win in three matches and Ronaldo compounded their misery a minute before halftime when he crowned a sweeping counter-attack.
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AL NASSR — Cristiano (penalty) — 18th minute.
AL NASSR — Cristiano — 23rd minute.
AL NASSR — Cristiano — 44th minute.
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