November 28, 2023

IRAN: When Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on Monday, he was greeted with a loud welcome. To play Iranian facet Persepolis in Group E of the Asian Champions League, the Saudi Professional League crew travelled to Tehran. 

For the primary time since 2016, a Saudi membership will probably be visiting Iran throughout Al Nassr’s tour, making it a historic event. As a part of Al-Nassr, that is Ronaldo’s first journey to Iran.

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In 2016, the 2 longtime Asian adversaries broke their diplomatic ties after tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia elevated in earlier years. The final time the Iranian and Saudi Arabian golf equipment competed in opposition to each other at house throughout group stage or playoff matches was within the 2015 Asian Champions League. Earlier than the top of final 12 months, diplomatic ties between the 2 nations had been repaired.

The Portuguese celeb attracted throngs of admirers who flocked to Tehran’s streets to see him. Soccer supporters held up banners and posters of the previous Manchester United striker whereas chanting, “Ronaldo, Ronaldo.” It was additionally witnessed that followers barged into the Espians Palace Resort to satisfy Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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Some youngsters even wore shirts bearing Cristiano Ronaldo’s identify and quantity that stated Al-Nassr and Portugal. Quite a few folks had been seen performing the normal Ballon d’Or celebration.

“Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo, welcome to Iran. A token of appreciation, an unique hand-woven piece of artwork made by Iranian artists to commemorate your presence in Iran, on behalf of Persepolis’s followers,” followers wrote.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time winner of the UEFA Champions League, is ready to enter the Asian Champions League after scoring in opposition to Al Raed in a Saudi Professional League match. Al Nassr, presently in sixth place within the league, has 12 league factors after six matches.

With Ronaldo within the lineup, Al Nassr will probably be motivated to win their first Asian Champions League championship this season following a 1-3 victory in opposition to Al Raed within the Saudi home league.

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