Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday posted a photograph of himself on Instagram captioning it with a Portugal flag and a coronary heart emoji to have a good time his return to the Portugal squad after the world Cup.
New Portugal coach Roberto Martínez included Ronaldo in his first squad since taking up from Fernando Santos following the World Cup.
The 38-year-old Ronaldo was not noted of Santos’ beginning lineup for Portugal’s knockout-phase video games on the match in Qatar, together with the quarterfinal loss to Morocco.
Ronaldo, who performs for Saudi crew Al-Nassr, can add to his worldwide report 118 objectives when Portugal performs European Championship qualifiers in opposition to Liechtenstein on March 23 and at Luxembourg three days later.
On Saturday, Ronaldo’s scored a spectacular free kick for Al Nassr in a Saudi Pro League recreation in opposition to Abha. Ronaldo’s long-range leveler got here after Abdulfattah Adam had fired Abha right into a shock lead halfway by the primary half.
It was a match of a number of twists and turns as Abha scored within the first half and it appeared like they might go on to script an unbelievable outcome however Ronaldo had different concepts.
Ronaldo additionally handed the duty of changing a successful penalty to a crew mate as a gesture of respect as Al Nassr got here from behind to defeat Abha 2-1.
The Portuguese ahead, who has now scored 9 objectives in his first season in Saudi Arabia, handed the ball to Brazilian Anderson Talisca, who had simply returned from damage.
Talisca transformed the 86th-minute spot kick for his 14th aim of the season and celebrated with Ronaldo as Al-Nassr stored up the stress on Al-Ittihad, who lead the league by one level with 9 video games remaining.