Al Nassr in Crises: 3 shockers in last three matches for Yellow submarine

By Real11 - Mar 8 2024 113 Views


Al Raed stunned Al Nassr by 3-1 in the Saudi Pro League

Cristiano Ronaldo is in a difficult situation this season, the Portuguese superstar is threatened with a major trophy drought, without winning the Saudi Arabian League or Asian Champions League title. On Thursday, The Hosts Al Nassr lost 1-3 to Al Raed in the Saudi Pro League in match 23 of the league. This defeat was a real shocker for the Yellow Submarine, the second-placed Saudi Pro Legaue club side dominated throughout the match but conceded easily.

This result was disappointing considering that the Al Nassr squad was far superior to the visiting team. With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Aymeric Laporte and Alex Telles in the starting XI, they couldn't do much. Not only that, this result also adds to the long negative trend of Al Nassr who failed to win in the last three matches.

Al Nassr should be one of the best teams in the Saudi Arabian League for some reason, this season they are not playing well enough and failing to reach the level they should be. Head coach Castro's difficulties became even clearer as Al Nassr entered March 2024 and they failed to win in three consecutive matches, even suffering two defeats. In early March, Al Nassr was held to a draw by Al Hazm with a score of 4-4. Last week, Al Nassr lost to Al Ain (0-1) in the first leg of the Asian Champions League quarter-finals. Now, they lost to Al Raed in the league with a score of 1-3.

The three minor results were disappointing moreover, currently, Al Nassr is in second place in the Saudi Arabian League standings, they are further behind rivals Al Hilal at the top of the standings. This season is Ronaldo's second season in Saudi and his first full season. In the 2022/2023 season, he only joined in January when half of the season was already underway. Unfortunately, in his first full season, Ronaldo may have failed to win a major trophy. Currently, after 23 matches, Al Nassr is still stuck in second place in the 2023/2024 Saudi Arabian League standings. They have only collected 53 points. Al Nassr also experienced a difficult situation in the 2023/2024 Asian Champions League and they managed to advance to the quarter-finals, which was quite good. The draw results brought Al Nassr together with Al Ain, the United Arab Emirates team.

Indeed, there is still a chance in the second leg, but the situation is not necessarily easy for Al Nassr. They might knock me out of the competition. If the 39-year-old star striker fails in the league and the Asian Champions League, Ronaldo will be fasting for a major trophy this season. This is a rare case considering that the Portuguese ace striker has always been a regular champion from season to season.

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