Cristiano Ronaldo will be aiming to follow up his first goal for Al-Nassr by scoring his first from open play when his team takes on Al-Wehda in the Saudi Pro League on Thursday.
Ronaldo completed his move to Saudi Arabia at the end of December, after his Manchester United contract was terminated by mutual consent. The 37-year-old was made to wait for his debut due to a ban for smashing an Everton fan’s mobile phone and failed to score in his first two appearances for his new club.
He has played against Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League and against Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup semi-final, when Al-Nassr were knocked out in a 3-1 defeat. The Portugal international finally managed to break his duck at the third time of asking, converting a late penalty to rescue a point against Al-Fateh..
Al-Nassr are top of the Saudi Pro League, ahead of Al-Shabab and Al-Ittihad on goal difference, and have a game in hand on the former. Friday’s opponents, Al-Wehda, are down in 13th, just two places above the relegation zone. Here is all the information you need to know about the match.
What time is Cristiano Ronaldo’s next match?
Ronaldo will play for Al-Nassr in their Saudi Pro League game against Al-Wehda on Thursday, February 9 at 5.30pm GMT, which is 8.30pm local time.
The game will take place at Al-Wehda’s ground, the King Abdul Aziz Stadium, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
How can I watch the match?
At present, the state-controlled Saudi Sports Company owns the broadcast rights to the Saudi Professional League (SPL), Saudi Arabia’s King’s Cup and the Saudi Super Cup. They have not yet struck a deal to broadcast matches around the world and an expert recently told Mirror Football that “a substantial broadcasting deal is probably a long way down the line”.
However, games are available to stream worldwide through Shahid. Subscriptions cost £10.99 a month in the UK and $18 a month in the US. Al-Nassr's last league game, against Al-Fateh, was also streamed live by Sky Sports, though it is unclear how regular an occurrence this will be.
Mirror Football will, of course, cover any major talking points from the match. Highlights of Al-Nassr games will be available on the club's YouTube channel.
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