Cristiano Ronaldo’s Next Match for Al Nassr as Saudi Pro League Club Begins Preseason 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Al Nassr teammates are gearing up for the upcoming season after a disappointing end to the 2022/23 campaign. Despite scoring in three of their last eight league games, Al Nassr could only secure a second-place finish in the Saudi Pro League, falling short of the champions, Al-Ittihad. Determined to lead his team to victory this season, Ronaldo has already made a positive impact during the international break, captaining Portugal to a win over Bosnia and Herzegovina and scoring a last-minute winner against Iceland. As fans eagerly await Ronaldo’s next appearance for Al Nassr, let’s delve into the details.
When is Ronaldo’s Next Al Nassr Match?
Ronaldo’s next scheduled match with Al Nassr is a preseason friendly against Portuguese side FC Alverca on Monday, July 10, at 3:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. BST. This match follows the first week of Al Nassr’s preseason training in Portugal. While it is a friendly fixture, it serves as an important opportunity for Ronaldo and his teammates to fine-tune their skills and build cohesion ahead of the competitive season.
Al Nassr’s Preseason Fixtures 2023
In addition to the match against FC Alverca, Al Nassr has several other preseason fixtures lined up to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. These fixtures are strategically scheduled to provide the team with a diverse range of opponents and playing styles. Here are the upcoming preseason matches:
- July 14: vs. FC Farense (Portugal)
- Al Nassr will face FC Farense, another Portuguese side, in their second preseason match. This game will test their abilities against a different team in preparation for the upcoming season.
- July 17: vs. Celta Vigo (Spain)
- A match against La Liga side Celta Vigo offers Al Nassr a chance to compete against stronger opposition and further elevate their game. It will be an excellent opportunity to assess their progress and make any necessary adjustments.
- July 20: vs. Benfica (Portugal)
- Al Nassr will encounter Portuguese power Benfica, a team known for its skill and prowess. This game will challenge Al Nassr and provide valuable experience as they seek to sharpen their performance.
- July 25: vs. PSG (France)
- The match against French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) promises to be a thrilling encounter. Playing against a top European club will push Al Nassr to their limits and help them gauge their level against elite opposition.
- July 27: vs. Inter Milan (Italy)
- Al Nassr’s final preseason match will be against Inter Milan, the 2023 Champions League finalists from Italy. This game presents the ultimate test for the team before the season begins, as they face one of Europe’s most formidable sides.
Al Nassr’s Competitive Season
Once the preseason concludes, Al Nassr will shift their focus to the 2023/24 season. Their first competitive match will be in the Arab Club Champions Cup, where they will face fellow Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab in the first of three group games on July 28. The other two matches in their group will be against Monastir from Tunisia and Zamalek from Egypt. These fixtures offer Al Nassr an early opportunity to establish their dominance and set the tone for a successful season.
Ronaldo’s Role and Ambitions for the Season
During the 2022/23 season, Ronaldo played 16 league games for Al Nassr, scoring an impressive 14 goals and assisting his teammates twice. As he prepares for his first full season in Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo aims to make a significant impact and play as many of the 30 Saudi Pro League matches as possible. His experience, skill, and goal-scoring prowess will be crucial in Al Nassr’s quest for silverware across various competitions.
Al Nassr’s Trophy Aspirations
Aside from the Saudi Pro League, Al Nassr will also be competing in the King Cup, the Saudi Super Cup, and the Arab Club Champions Cup. Although they failed to qualify for the Asian Champions League, Al Nassr remains determined to excel in the domestic and regional competitions. With Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge, the team aims to secure trophies and bring glory to the club and its passionate fanbase.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: How many goals did Ronaldo score in the 2022/23 season?
- A: Ronaldo scored 14 goals in 16 league games for Al Nassr during the 2022/23 season.
- Q: What is Al Nassr’s first competitive match of the 2023/24 season?
- A: Al Nassr’s first competitive match of the 2023/24 season is against Al Shabab in the Arab Club Champions Cup.
- Q: Who are Al Nassr’s opponents in the Arab Club Champions Cup group stage?
- Shabab Al-Ahli: The Saudi club based in Jeddah is the most successful team in the competition’s history, having won it 5 times.
- US Monastir: The Tunisian club is the defending champion of the competition, having won it in 2021-22.
- Zamalek: The Egyptian club is one of the most successful clubs in Africa, having won the African Champions League 7 times.
- Tishreen: The Syrian club is the only team from Syria to have ever qualified for the Arab Club Champions Cup.
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