Portuguese has to wait for debut
Ronaldo watches Al Nassr win from VIP box
It is uncertain when Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to play for Al-Nassr for the first time. On Friday evening, however, he will see a Saudi club game live in the stadium for the first time.
Cristiano Ronaldo waves from the stands, he is not allowed on the pitch for Al-Nassr for the time being.
Cristiano Ronaldo can celebrate. So not he himself on the pitch, but in the stands. Because from there the Portuguese follows a game of his new club Al-Nassr for the first time, which defeats Al-Tai 2-0.
The 37-year-old sits in the VIP box and watches as the pitch has to be cleared of puddles of water. The game was supposed to take place on Thursday, but had to be postponed to Friday due to the persistent rain. It was possible to play, but the whistle kicked off with a 15-minute delay.
The actual number of viewers at Msool Park in Riyadh shows that the fans mainly wanted to see the new superstar. On Thursday it was announced that all 25,000 tickets had been sold, and the day after only around half of the seats were actually occupied.
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Ronaldo must be registered first
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr has caused quite a stir. Also the fact that he is not allowed to play at least in the first two games. This is because he was handed two suspensions at his last game for Manchester United after slapping a mobile phone out of a fan’s hand.
However, more games could be added as the leaders of the “Saudi Pro League” must first give up another foreigner before Ronaldo can be registered. (che)