Al-Nassr coach Luis Castro confirmed on Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo will not have the opportunity to reunite with Lionel Messi in the gala match between Al-Nassr and Inter Miami.
Ronaldo is currently recovering from a calf injury, which will prevent him from participating in the match scheduled to take place in Riyadh on Thursday.
Castro stated during a press conference, “Cristiano is in the final stages of his recovery before joining the team. We believe that he will start working with the team in the coming days.
So it is obvious that he will be absent for the match against Inter Miami.” The rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo, who played for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, has been a long-standing and highly anticipated showdown in the world of football.
Together, they have won an impressive 13 out of the last 15 Ballons d’Or, awarded to the world’s best player.
The final episode of this legendary rivalry was expected to be the highlight of Miami’s preseason tour, which included two matches in Saudi Arabia.
However, Ronaldo’s unfortunate injury has cast doubt on the prospect of this reunion. As a result, Al-Nassr had to postpone two gala matches in China this month.
This article was updated 4 weeks ago