Ronaldo leads the way in Saudi Golden Boot race

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Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a superb start to the season with Al-Nassr, notching 11 goals in just nine appearances.

 

Ronaldo leads the way in Saudi Golden Boot race
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed Scoring in Saudi Arabia

 

Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a superb start to the season with Al-Nassr, notching 11 goals in just nine appearances.

After a summer of lavish spending, the Saudi Pro League is in full swing and some of the high-profile arrivals are already strutting their stuff in the Middle East.

We take a look at how the division’s Golden Boot race is shaping up.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored a hat-trick against Al-Fateh in August and then bagged a match-winning brace against title rivals Al-Ahli last month.

Ronaldo also has five assists to his name, the joint-second highest tally in the division.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (seven goals)
Aleksandar Mitrovic has taken no time to find his feet in Saudi Arabia.

The Serbian striker joined current leaders Al-Hilal from Fulham in August and has scored seven times in eight league appearances.

He netted a hat-trick against Al-Ittihad at the start of September to secure a priceless 4-3 win.

Moussa Dembele (seven goals)
After netting on debut against Al-Nassr, Moussa Dembele has continued to shine in front of goal for Al-Ettifaq.

The Frenchman has seven goals to his name from eight matches and has struck up a nice relationship with fellow summer arrival Jordan Henderson.

If Steven Gerrard is to enjoy success in his debut season as manager, he will need Dembele to stay fit.