Cristiano Ronaldo met the club’s women’s team for the first time after moving to Saudi Arabia.
Al Nasr posted a video of Ronaldo meeting with the women’s team players on the club’s channel on the 2nd (Korean time).
The women’s team had just two games left in the league schedule. Ronaldo, who visited the training ground the day before the league game against Al Ittihad, took a group photo with the women’s team and wished them luck, saying, “Keep going.”
Perhaps thanks to Ronaldo’s energy, the Al Nasr women’s team maintained their league lead by winning 2-1 against Ittihad on the 3rd. The women’s team scored the second goal and responded with Ronaldo’s ‘heavy celebration’. 메이저놀이터
With 32 points, the Al Nasr Women’s team is four points ahead of rivals Al Hilal, having played one more game. If Al-Hilal wins the next game, the difference is 1 point, and the close game is expected until the last game.
When Ronaldo joined Al Nasr, she explained the reason for coming to Saudi Arabia, saying, “I want to contribute to the development of women’s football in Saudi Arabia.”
The Saudi women’s soccer league was launched for the first time in 2021 with 16 club teams participating.
Saudi Arabia, a conservative Islamic country, has severely restricted women’s human rights, but Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who recently took power, is expanding the scope of women’s activities, including allowing women to enter soccer fields and driving.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo scored a penalty kick in the 48th minute of extra time in the second half when they were trailing 1-2 in the league match against Alphatech on the 4th, leading to a dramatic 2-2 draw.