What is King’s Cup Tournament in Football? Know History, Format of 2023 Edition As Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Debut in the Tourney
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr is all set to resume their campaign in the official knockout competition of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. Ahead of that, Know Background, Layout and also various other information of the King’s Cup.
Al Nassr fans have reacted with delight after Cristiano Ronaldo was named in assault for the side’s King Cup of Champions quarterfinal encounter Abha on Tuesday (March 14). The Portuguese icon has actually enjoyed a fantastic begin to life at Mrsool Park.
Ronaldo has actually already bagged 8 objectives and chipped in with 2 assists in 8 video games across competitions. He joined Al Nassr on a cost-free transfer in January following his common agreement with Manchester United to end his contract last November.
🗒 || Starting lineup,@AlNassrFC vs #AbhaFC pic.twitter.com/F3VUEjSUQs
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) March 14, 2023
However, his Faris Najd side will certainly be looking to get back to winning means against Abha. They experienced a 1-0 loss to Saudi Pro League opponents Al Ittihad last break. That loss saw them displaced by Nuno Espirito Santo’s side on top of the organization.
Rudi Garcia’s men transform their focus to the King Cup of Champions. They face an Abha side that are sitting lowly in 10th place in the league with 11 defeats in 20 video games. Therefore, supporters are expecting a Cristiano Ronaldo masterclass at the King Saud University Stadium.
Garcia picked Nawaf Alaqidi in objective, with Sultan Al-Ghannam, Alvaro Gonzalez, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Abdulrahman Ghareeb, as well as Ghislain Konan in defense. Sami Al-Najei, Abdullah Alkhaibari, Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem, and Mohammed Maran are in midfield. Cristiano Ronaldo lines up in attack.
Al Nassr fans are excited to see Ronaldo in action
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) February 28, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo could be joined in the Saudi Pro League by Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha
Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest name to ever arrive in the Saudi Pro League. Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to be rivaled by a familiar foe in Palace’s Zaha.
Zaha is out of contract at the end of the season. However, Premier League clubs are also interested in signing Zaha as a free agent in the summer and he has scored six goals and contributed three assists in 22 games across competitions.
Last Update: 14th Mar’23