According to Saudi media, Cristiano Ronaldo soon left Saudi Arabia on May 30 to rest before joining the Portuguese team. ESPN revealed Former MU striker suffered a muscle injury 4 days ago that should be allowed to leave the team.
During the 38-year-old superstar’s absence, Anderson Talisca became the main character, helping Al Nassr crush Al Fateh with a score of 3-0. The striker scored twice and created the other for Mohammed Marwan. Ronaldo’s team ended the season with second place overall.
Al Ittihad celebrated his first Saudi Pro League (SPL) title since 2009 with a 2-0 win over Al Tai. This is also the first national championship title in the career of coach Nuno Santo, just 18 months after being sacked by Tottenham.
Al Hilal, the champion of Saudi Arabia last season, finished in third place with a 3-2 win over Al Raed. The Saudi Arabian premier league will become more competitive and lengthy as it expands from 16 to 18 teams next season.
Back with Ronaldo, he spent his first season playing for Al Nassr with a record of 14 goals in 16 appearances in the SPL. However, he had a second consecutive season without a title. Before CR7 arrived, Al Nassr was 8 points ahead of the chasing team. At the end of the season, they lost the championship when they let Al Ittihad lead 5 points back.
There is information that Ronaldo is fed up with life in Saudi Arabia. Spanish media revealed that the Portuguese captain is said to have contacted Atletico Madrid about returning to Europe to play football.
Xiaofeng | 16:00 June 1, 2023