Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Al-Nassr’s clash against Ohod today. Ronaldo, who recently won his first title with Al-Nassr, has started the season in terrific form. He scored a brace in his most recent outing against Al-Ahli in a hard-fought 4-3 win. However, with injury concerns looming, the Portuguese ace has been handed a well-deserved rest.
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Al-Nassr will face Ohod in today’s King Cup of Champions match. The Saudi Arabian giants have opted to rest Ronaldo against Ohod, which plays in Saudi Arabia’s second-division soccer league. Along with Ronaldo, Marcelo Brozovic and Sultan Al Ghannam are also set to miss today’s match. However, Al-Nassr will have Sadio Mane and Anderson Talisca at their disposal.
🚨Cristiano Ronaldo will be RESTED tomorrow.
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) September 24, 2023
Despite turning 38 this year, Cristiano Ronaldo is showing no signs of stopping. The former Manchester United star is the current top scorer in the Saudi Pro League with nine goals. However, with the matches coming in hard and fast, Al-Nassr head coach Luis Castro doesn’t want to risk his skipper. Moreover, Ronaldo has already suffered an injury early this season in the final of the Arab Club Champions Cup.
Similar to Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is also currently off-duty for his new club Inter Miami. Messi was substituted during Inter Miami’s MLS tie against Toronto due to an injury scare. After playing at the highest level consistently for nearly two decades, it will be tough for soccer fans to witness the decline of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo promises to continue playing soccer until his legs give out
Over the last few days, there have been a lot of rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future. However, Ronaldo has cleared the air regarding his future after Al-Nassr’s win against Al-Ahli a few days ago. The 38-year-old soccer superstar believes that he still has a lot of soccer left in his legs. He said, “They say Ronaldo is done… but it’s not true. I will continue to play until my legs say: Cristiano, I’m done“.
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo: “They say Ronaldo is done… but it’s not true. I will continue to play until my legs say: Cristiano, I’m done”.
“I still have a lot. I still love football and scoring goals. I still love winning. They say I’m done but I’m still proving that it’s not true”. pic.twitter.com/Z1r0sVVoBD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 23, 2023
Ronaldo expressed his love for soccer and admitted how much he loves scoring goals. The five-time Ballon d’Or-winner also aimed a swipe at his critics and denounced them for claiming that Ronaldo is finished. In addition to this, Ronaldo has also reportedly expressed his desire to finish his career at Al-Nassr. As per recent reports, he wants to extend his contract at the Saudi Arabian club till 2026.