Ronaldo’s first season in Saudi Arabia ends with injury
June 1 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo missed the final matchday of the Saudi Pro League due to injury as his Al-Nassr team finished their season with 3-0 victory over Al-Fateh on Wednesday.
The Portuguese forward decided not to sit on the bench for the frustrating end to his first season in Saudi Arabia after joining Al-Nassr in January on a contract estimated by the media to be worth more than 200 million euros ($213.5 million).
The 38-year-old ended up with 14 goals in 16 matches, having played every minute of every league game barring a 1-1 draw with Al-Ettifaq last month, when he was taken off in the 84th minute, and Wednesday’s final match.
Al-Nassr failed to win any titles this season and finished the league in second place, five points behind the champions Al-Ittihad.
Reporting by Osama Khairy and Ahmed Mostafa- Editing by Nick Mulvenney, Robert Birsel
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