Old clip from 2021 Serie A match falsely shared as showing Ronaldo scoring for Saudi club

Published on 09/01/2023 at 07:59

A video clip has been viewed thousands of times in social media posts alongside a false claim that it shows Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo -- who has recently joined Saudi club Al-Nassr -- scoring his first goal for his new team. The footage is unrelated to Al-Nassr: it shows a disallowed goal by Ronaldo -- then playing for Italian club Juventus -- against Udinese in a Serie A match in August 2021.