Despite injury scare, Nassr rests Ronaldo

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The Qatar-based club Al Nassr has made the decision to rest its star player Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its upcoming game in the Qatar AFC Champions League against Tajikistan-based club Istiklol, according to GOAL.

This is due to the fact that the club management has decided to rest the Portuguese forward despite his impressive performance in the ongoing season – 2023-24. He has scored 26 goals in 24 appearances for his club, making him the top scorer in the league.

In spite of the fact that people keep comparing him with Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, who is 38-years-old, has shown no signs that he is slowing down despite his constant attention in the media. In return for the massive paycheck, which he was lured in with, the Saudi club that he is playing for is aiming for major honours.

Due to the decision of the management to rest Ronaldo in the ongoing season, he will not be able to extend his scoring record when Al Nassr plays Istiklol on Sunday, as he will not be able to continue to score goal for goal.

As a result of Ronaldo’s club’s strong run in Group E, they are leading the group with 13 points and are unbeaten in five matches, ensuring them a place in the last-16. Due to the good shape in which they are currently in, GOAL believes that Ronaldo’s participation in the game is unnecessary. He will be able to fully recover from his injuries during the off time.

During the match between Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal recently, the superstar was spotted wearing tape during the match. Al-Nassr manager Luis Castro has decided to rest the club’s captain because the Portuguese forward has been suffering from a slight neck injury and this has allowed him to recover before Friday’s match against Al-Riyadh when he leads his side to the field.

It should be noted that Ronaldo suffered a 3-0 loss against Al-Hilal in the last match, which led to a scathing attack against the star player from fans at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh.

In the aftermath of the match, there was a chant outside the pavilion that chanted “Messi, Messi” as Messi returned to the pavilion. Even then, he was able to impress his audience, and he did not disappoint them.

“Flying kisses” were the response the football star gave to the unruly spectators as he remained calm and collected.

That news provided by timenews.

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