Ronaldo Fit to Battle Messi in Al Nassr vs Inter Miami at Riyadh Season Cup
Al Nassr fans have reason to celebrate with the latest update on Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness.
The team's star player and captain has shown significant progress in recovering from his recent injury.
This is promising news for Al Nassr, currently trailing Al Hilal by 7 points in the league.
Ronaldo's return could also positively impact the team's performance in the 'Last Dance
Al Nassr had previously scheduled a tour to China with Cristiano Ronaldo as the main attraction.
However, Ronaldo’s untimely injury caused a change of plans and the tour was cancelled which put doubts on his participation in the upcoming Riyadh Season Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly achieved full fitnes
As per the latest reports, the medical examinations conducted on the Al Nassr captain have shown that he has recovered totally from the injury sustained previously.
The Portuguese star has already started training with the ball and he will likely be fit for the upcoming matches.
Ronaldo had suffered a muscular injury previously and there were reports that it would take two weeks to recover from.
Hence, the latest news indicates that he is already ahead of schedule and will be fit to face Inter Miami & Lionel Messi on February 1 in the Riyadh Season Cup.
Quite impressive considering that the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner turns 39 next month!
The Riyadh Season Cup is a tournament with Al Nassr, Inter Miami, & Al Hilal. The match between Al Nassr & Inter Miami was dubbed as the ‘Last Dance’
Considering how it was expected to be the final clash between the soccer icons.
Messi & Ronaldo had faced each other 36 times previously and both have also exited Europe.
Hence, the question marks regarding Ronaldo’s fitness was a major worry regarding his participation in the tournament.
However, the Last Dance is not exactly true to its name.
In fact, Messi & Ronaldo can face off again in the future.
The match between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi might not be the 'Last Dance'
Al Nassr play in the Asian Champions League while Inter Miami is participating in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Provided, the two sides win the competitions, they could meet in the FIFA Club World Cup.
However, Ronaldo’s route is slightly harder considering that the Asian Champions League is more competitive than it’s American equivalent.
The second reason and the more obvious one is potential contract extensions for the duo.
Both Messi and Ronaldo’s contracts expire in 2025 but considering their impressive form, the clubs could be persuaded to extend their stay.
If they do extend, it is likely that we get more matches like the ‘Last Dance’ in the future.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nassr emerge victorious in the Last Dance?