Injury forces Ronaldo to sit out Messi showdown, says Al Nassr coach

Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from Al Nassr’s friendly against Inter Miami is a setback for fans eagerly anticipating the clash between long-time rivals Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Portuguese star’s coach, Luís Castro, announced that Ronaldo will miss the match due to a calf injury, dampening the excitement for what was expected to be a highly anticipated showdown. Despite Ronaldo’s absence, fans can still expect an exciting game as Inter Miami, led by Messi, look to bounce back from a recent loss. The match, set to take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, will mark the final club meeting of the two football icons, adding an extra layer of significance to the event. While Ronaldo’s injury is disappointing, fans can still look forward to an intriguing matchup between two top-tier teams.
The highly anticipated friendly match between Al Nassr and Inter Miami on Thursday will be without the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo due to a calf injury. The announcement was made by Al Nassr’s coach, Luís Castro, during a press conference on Wednesday. According to Castro, Ronaldo is in the final stages of his recovery and is expected to rejoin the team in the coming days. His absence from the game is anticipated as a notable setback for Al Nassr.

The match between Al Nassr and Inter Miami, which is scheduled to take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, was set to mark the final club meeting between Ronaldo and his long-term rival Lionel Messi. Both players have been dominant figures in European football, particularly during their tenures with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Inter Miami suffered a 4-3 defeat to Al Hilal on Monday, while Al Nassr currently trails Al Hilal by seven points in the Saudi Pro League standings. Al Nassr has not played a match since December 30 due to the league’s break and the country hosting the Asian Cup.

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