Although Cristiano Ronaldo did not compete for Al Nassr in the most recent Saudi King Cup, he is eager to make his comeback and score more goals in the future.
In the King’s Cup encounter between Al Nassr and Ohod earlier this week, Ronaldo was taken out of the game to get some rest. The Portuguese striker, who is 38 years old, has been playing at a high level for the previous two months, so it is easy to understand why he would be tired. He participated in a total of 15 different competitions, the majority of which were over a duration of ninety minutes each.
Now that he has “recharged his batteries,” Ronaldo will be prepared to lead the attack for Al Nassr when they take on Al Tai in the eighth round of the Saudi Arabia National Championship. In this particular environment, he and his teammates have been highly productive, as evidenced by their five wins in a row, and he himself has scored nine goals.
Luis Castro, the opposing team’s coach, made four lineup adjustments, and as a result, Ohod was defeated 5-1. At the moment, in addition to Ronaldo, Marcelo Brozovic has also returned to play in the central midfield position.
There is a good chance that Anderson Talisca will be able to keep his spot on the right side of the attack, which is where he has been so effective recently, scoring 6 goals in his past 4 games.The remaining attacking positions still belong to Sadio Mane and Otavia, who plays the role of a dynamic defender.
On Al Tai’s side, coach Krezimir Rezic is likely to be without Chilean defender Enzo Roco, making the already weak defense even more worrying.
Al Tai: Victor Braga; Qassem, Abdulkarim Sultan, Bauer, Al Nakhli; Misidjan, Semedo, Mensah, Tareq Abdullah, Cordea; Dugandzic.
Al Nasr: Al-Aqidi; Al Ghannam, Ali Lajami, Laporte, Telles; Brozovic, Seko Fofana (or Ghareeb); Talisca, Otavio, Mane; Cristiano Ronaldo.