Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nassr are facing a must-win situation in their pursuit of the Saudi Pro League title when they take on Abha this Saturday.
Following a crucial victory by league leaders Al Ittihad, Al Nassr must secure a win against Abha to stay within a point of their rivals with just nine matches left in the season after this weekend.
In a King Cup quarter-final match just four days ago, Al Nassr defeated Abha 3-1 with Ronaldo playing for 87 minutes but failing to score for the third consecutive game. The pressure is mounting for his new team to win a trophy in his first season, and every win is crucial.
On the other hand, Abha is fighting against relegation and would be content with any point from this game after their inferior performance in the midweek match. They conceded a goal within the first minute of play and will need a stronger start if they hope to compete in this match.
The stage is set for an intense encounter as Al Nassr aims to stay in the title race, and Abha fights for survival. Will Ronaldo finally break his goal drought and help his team secure the much-needed win, or will Abha produce a shock result and cause an upset? Only time will tell.