Nassr’s hopes of clinching the Saudi Pro League title have taken a major hit after Cristiano Ronaldo’s team was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Al Khaleej.
The visitors stunned the hosts with an early goal from Fabio Martins, but Alvaro Gonzalez managed to level the scoreline for the home side with his first goal for the club.
In the second half, Ronaldo and Talisca both had opportunities to put their team ahead, but Al Khaleej’s goalkeeper Marwan Al-Haidari came up with some crucial saves to deny them.
Despite a late surge by Nassr, substitute Abdulelah Al-Amri squandered a golden opportunity in added time. Now, all eyes will be on the clash between Al Ittihad and Abha later today, as the league leaders will have a chance to extend their lead to five points with a victory.
This draw will surely be a frustrating result for Ronaldo and his team, who were hoping to keep pace with their rivals in the race for the title. Nevertheless, they will have to regroup and try to bounce back in their next match if they are to keep their championship dreams alive.