Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled to play again in the Saudi Pro League match against Al Hilal on Friday, following his leadership of Al Nassr in the AFC Champions League knockout.
Al nassr vs Al hilal
Set to take place at Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium, the match pits league leaders Al Hilal against local rivals Al Nassr. After 14 games, Al Hilal leads Nassr by four points and has an outstanding record of 13 victories and almost 40 goals scored.
The Blue Waves, led by manager Luis Castro, have shown enough firepower to continue their winning streak even without their injured star player, Neymar. Aleksandar Mitrovic, a Serbian striker with Al Hilal, has scored 11 goals in 12 games, making him a prolific goal scorer.
Castro’s biggest worry is Cristiano Ronaldo’s health, as he appeared uncomfortable versus Persepolis in the last game. In the AFC Champions League, the 38-year-old veteran is eager to surpass the obstacle presented by the
Known for their formidable defense, Al Hilal has scored 22 goals while keeping a clean sheet in six of their past seven league games. They want to put up another fantastic show in the next game.al Nassr al hilal
Al Nassr, on the other hand, hasn’t lost in any league since August in the Saudi Pro League. With 18 victories in their previous 20 games, Ronaldo’s team will look to continue their winning streak.
Both teams are playing very well; Al Nassr is determined to close the gap, while Al Hilal wants to take advantage of home advantage. Anticipate a thrilling match between the local rivals with lots of goals.
Al nassr vs Al hilal
Estimated score: Al Hilal 2-2 Al Nassr
Al Hilal – Bouneau; Colyballi, Al Burayk, Al Bulahi, Abdulhamid; Neves, Kanno, Michael; Al Qahtani, Mitrovic, Malcolm are the estimated players.
Brozovic, Fofana, Otavio; Talisca, Ronaldo, Mane; Al Nassr – Al Akidi; Al-Boushali, Alawjami, Laporte, Telles
Al-Nassr will play hometown hero Luis Castro on Friday. Castro led the team to their first trophy in the Arab Club Champions Cup final after defeating Al Hilal in the first game of the competition. The Portuguese coach, who has developed a close relationship with Al-Nassr players, especially Ronaldo, has emerged as a significant figure in the Kingdom. Although Castro’s confidence was raised by his victory in the Arab Champions Cup, winning the league will surely be the ultimate goal for Al-Nassr in the ongoing championship race.
Al Hilal has played solid defense and an unrelenting offensive game this season. Kalidou Koulibaly, who arrived from Chelsea, has been instrumental in keeping the ship afloat by giving Al Hilal’s backline stability and assurance. Only eight league goals have been given up by the team thus far, three of which came in the exciting 4-3 victory over Al Ittihad, where Koulibaly showed great resiliency. A further dimension of historical rivalry is added when players such as Ronaldo play Al-Nassr, considering Ronaldo’s previous silent battles.
Ronaldo scored twice in the Arab Champions Cup final in August, and Koulibaly also gave outstanding performances when they played together in Italy. Ronaldo scored in both the 4-3 victory and the 2-1 victory over Napoli, and the Senegalese captain also scored in the latter game. With the past of these two players, the matchup against Al-Nassr looks to be an exciting one.
The brilliant setup beneath the stars! This game is important because it could affect the league standings, but it’s also exciting because of the incredible group of players who are eager to play. Amidst them is Cristiano Ronaldo, the star forward for Al-Nassr, who has scored 15 goals this season. Despite his stellar form, the superstar was visibly upset after Al-Nassr lost 3-0 to Al-Hilal.