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Cristiano Ronaldo emulates Brazilian legend with epic free-kick from way out

Cristiano Ronaldo made fans remember Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos with an incredible free-kick from 35 yard out to lead Al Nassr FC‘s comeback victory over Abha in the Saudi Pro League (SPL) on Saturday.

Ronaldo, 38, scored the equalizer in minute 78 and Talisa‘s penalty completed the come-from-behind home win (2-1) less than 10 minutes later.

A child confronts a heated Ronaldo to tell him “Messi is better”

The win places Al Nassr just one point shy of league-leading Al Ittihad with nine games left to play in the SPL.

Ronaldo’s goal comes a few days after his side reached semifinals of the King Cup of Champions.

CR7’s recent success has even earned him a spot on Roberto Martinez‘s national squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Who did it better, CR7 or Roberto Carlos?

The epic free-kick reminded some CR7 followers of when Roberto Carlos scored one of the greatest goals in history.

While Ronaldo’s shot does take a bit of a slant, it is nothing compared to Roberto Carlo’s 1997 free-kick.

That’s not to take anything away from Ronaldo’s amazing strike, but it’s only similar to the Brazilian’s in distance, and even then, it’s about five yards closer to the goal.

Ronaldo now has nine goals in 10 games for Al Nassr, none with more of an impact than this free-kick.

He now has a shot at lifting two trophies with his new club, all while being a key piece to the squad’s success.

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