The current Saudi Pro League runners-up secured a 3-1 success away from home on Saturday – their 10th win of the campaign from their opening 13 matches. It leaves them four points behind current leaders Al-Hilal.
Former United full-back Telles got the scoring under way with a brilliant effort from a free-kick. Telles stood over the ball alongside Ronaldo and Anderson Talisca – with the former looking as though he was going to have a try himself.
Instead, Telles took on the responsibility and curled a left-footed effort into the bottom corner. It was the 30-year-olds first goal for Al-Nassr since leaving Old Trafford for Saudi Arabia in the summer.
His strike also comes just a week after he had explained how the decision over who would be taking free-kicks was made at the club. Its easy when Cristiano is on the ball [for a free-kick], Telles admitted. We let him decide if he wants to hit it or not. Obviously, it depends on the position.
Cristiano likes to hit certain areas of the pitch. I like to practice a lot. [Anderson] Talisca also likes to practice a lot so we always talk about it.
In the last game, for example, Talisca asked if I wanted to take a free-kick but I saw he was confident too so this time Talisca takes it. Next time Ill take it.
So I believe theres a positive relationship between us and I think that its also good for us not to have an ego and not to be envious or jealous. Everyone is here to win, everyone here is on the same path. So I think the opportunity will come.
If Ronaldo doesnt take it, Talisca will, if he doesnt, I will. The club wins since it has many good free kick takers. The goal obviously is to win everything.
The 38-year-old would get his name on the scoresheet. Ronaldo scored the final goal in a comfortable 3-0 win having seen Abdulelah Al Amr double the visitors&apos lead before half-time.