Al Nassr match schedule 2023: When does Cristiano Ronaldo play in Saudi Pro League, AFC Champions League

Al Nassr match schedule 2023: When does Cristiano Ronaldo play in Saudi Pro League, AFC Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr has created much buzz about the club and brought global attention to the team and the Saudi Pro League.

Al Nassr sit first in the Saudi top-flight standings and they are gunning for a league title, hoping to qualify for next year’s AFC Champions League in the process. They were eliminated in the semis of the Saudi Super Cup, but they are still alive in the Round of 16 for the King Cup of Champions.

Now 37 years old, Ronaldo signed on with Al Nassr after the mutual cancellation of his Manchester United contract that left him free to sign with any club.

Ronaldo’s official debut with the club came on Sunday, January 22, and The Sporting News brings you a full look at what the season holds for the Portuguese superstar.

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Al Nassr next match

Having scored a brace in his first match for Al Nassr as part of a Riyadh All Stars XI against PSG, Ronaldo made his debut for Al Nassr with a 1-0 win over Ettifaq at home, putting in a good performance.

It went downhill from there, however, as Al Nassr were defeated by Al Ittihad 3-1 in the semifinal of the Saudi Super Cup in their most recent match, meaning they failed to reach the final of the competition. Ronaldo failed to score in that match. However, he did open his account for his new club in their next league fixture, scoring a stoppage-time penalty against Al Fateh to seal a 2-2 draw.

Next up for Al Nassr and Ronaldo is a visit to Al-Wehda on February 9.

  • Al Nassr next match: at Al-Wehda (road match)
  • Competition: Saudi Professional League (Matchday 16 of 30)
  • Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
  • Date / Time: 8:30 p.m. local time

Global date, time for Al-Wehda vs Al Nassr

 DateKickoff time
USAThurs, Feb. 912:30 ET
CanadaThurs, Feb. 912:30 ET
UKThurs, Feb. 917:30 GMT
AustraliaFri, Feb. 1004:30 AEDT
IndiaThurs, Feb. 923:00 IST
Hong KongFri, Feb. 1001:30 HKT
MalaysiaFri, Feb. 1001:30 MYT
SingaporeFri, Feb. 1001:30 SGT
New ZealandFri, Feb. 1006:30 NZDT

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Al Nassr match schedule 2023

Al Nassr are top of the Saudi Pro League, and will look to push forward to finish in that spot to secure the league title and qualify for the AFC Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo made his Al Nassr debut on January 22 vs Ettifaq in league play after he served a two-game suspension, and helped earn a 1-0 win.

The club is also still alive in the King Cup of Champions, which is the domestic cup competition in Saudi Arabia. Should Al Nassr progress past the quarterfinals in March, they will contest the semifinals sometime in April, with a date not yet determined.

They were eliminated from the Saudi Super Cup, which is structured as a mini four-team tournament just like the Supercopa de Espana, which is also held in the Arab country. They were beaten 3-1 by Al Ittihad, who went on to lift the trophy.

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Thu, Feb. 9Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 16at Al Wehda
Fri, Feb. 17Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 17vs. Al Taawoun
Sat, Feb. 25Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 18at Damac
Fri, Mar. 3Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 19vs. Al Batin
Thu, Mar. 9Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 20at Al Ittihad
Tue, Mar. 14King Cup of ChampionsQuarterfinalsvs. Abha
Sat, Mar. 18Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 21vs. Abha
April (TBD)King Cup of ChampionsSemifinalTBD
Tue, Apr. 4Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 22at Al Adalah
Sun, Apr. 9Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 23at Al Feiha
Wed, Apr. 26Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 24vs. Al Raed
TBDKing Cup of ChampionsFinalTBD*
Tue, May 2Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 25at Al Hilal
Mon, May 8Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 26vs. Al Khaleej
Sun, May 14Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 27at Al Tai
Fri, May 19Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 28vs. Al Shabab
Thu, May 25Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 29at Al Ittifaq
Tue, May 30Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 30vs. Al Fateh

* Neutral site

Are Al Nassr playing in the Asian Champions League?

This season, Al Nassr did not qualify for the 2022/23 Asian Champions League (known as the AFC Champions League after the confederation name).

The Saudi Pro League gets two qualifying spots into the AFC Champions League, and those are assigned to the league champion and the King Cup champion.

Last season, Al Hilal won the league, while Al Fayha won the cup for the first time in club history.

Should Al Nassr win the 2022/23 Saudi Pro League, they would automatically qualify for next season’s AFC Champions League. Al Nassr have never won the AFC Champions League, but the club did reach the final in 1995, its only appearance in that stage of the tournament.

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Al Nassr scores, results 2022/23

Upon Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in mid-January, Al Nassr had only lost one match all season, a 1-0 defeat against Al Taawoun back on the second day of the season.

Aug. 27, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 1vs. Al WehdaWin1-0
Sep. 3, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 2at Al TaawounLoss1-0
Sep 10, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 3vs. DamacWin2-1
Sep. 15, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 4at Al BatinWin4-0
Oct. 2, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 5vs. Al IttihadDraw0-0
Oct. 7, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 6at AbhaWin3-0
Oct. 11, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 7vs. Al AdalahWin4-1
Oct. 16, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 8vs. Al FayhaWin4-0
Dec. 16, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 9at Al RaedWin4-1
Dec. 21, 2022King Cup of ChampionsRound of 16vs. Al AdalahWin2-0
Dec. 26, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 10vs. Al HilalDraw2-2
Dec. 31, 2022Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 11at Al. KhaleejWin1-0
Jan. 6, 2023Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 12vs. Al Ta’eeWin2-0
Jan. 14, 2023Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 13@ Al ShababDraw0-0
Jan. 22, 2023Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 14vs. EttifaqWin1-0
Jan. 26, 2023Saudi Super CupSemifinalsvs. Al IttihadLoss3-1
Feb. 3, 2023Saudi Pro LeagueMatchday 15@ Al FatehDraw2-2