Al Nassr has the home field advantage and only has to face an opponent near the bottom of the table, Al Khaleej. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates were disappointed when the opponent took the lead after only 4 minutes of rolling the ball.
CR7 and Al Nassr’s attacking stars had more than 80 minutes to find an equalizer but were powerless against the majority of Al Khaleej’s defense. What the host did was just an equalizer by defender Alvaro Gonzalez in the 17th minute.
Mrsool Park’s home team held the ball 65%, shot 22 times but only won 1 point. Ronaldo personally had a day full of efforts with 8 shots, 1 created an opportunity, but could not help the host come back successfully.
The disappointing draw caused Al Nassr to be widened by Al Ittihad in the championship race to 5 points, while the season only had 4 rounds. The chance for Ronaldo and his teammates to win the Saudi Pro League title is almost gone, when the competitor is in stable form with only 1 loss since January 10 until now.
Tuan Nguyen | 07:10 09/05/2023