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

By | February 9, 2023

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 second 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 into the quarterfinals of 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. Here are details on his next match, highlights from his previous contests, and what the rest of the season holds in store 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, falling short in Ronaldo’s first attempt at silverware. 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 Thursday, 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

  Date Kickoff time
USA Thurs, Feb. 9 12:30 ET
Canada Thurs, Feb. 9 12:30 ET
UK Thurs, Feb. 9 17:30 GMT
Australia Fri, Feb. 10 04:30 AEDT
India Thurs, Feb. 9 23:00 IST
Hong Kong Fri, Feb. 10 01:30 HKT
Malaysia Fri, Feb. 10 01:30 MYT
Singapore Fri, Feb. 10 01:30 SGT
New Zealand Fri, Feb. 10 06:30 NZDT

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Al Nassr match schedule 2023

Al Nassr sit second in the Saudi Pro League, and will look to push to finish top in order 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 happens to be held in the Arab country. They were beaten 3-1 by Al Ittihad, who went on to lift the trophy.

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Date Competition Stage Opponent
Thu, Feb. 9 Saudi Pro League Matchday 16 at Al Wehda
Fri, Feb. 17 Saudi Pro League Matchday 17 vs. Al Taawoun
Sat, Feb. 25 Saudi Pro League Matchday 18 at Damac
Fri, Mar. 3 Saudi Pro League Matchday 19 vs. Al Batin
Thu, Mar. 9 Saudi Pro League Matchday 20 at Al Ittihad
Tue, Mar. 14 King Cup of Champions Quarterfinals vs. Abha
Sat, Mar. 18 Saudi Pro League Matchday 21 vs. Abha
April (TBD) King Cup of Champions Semifinal TBD
Tue, Apr. 4 Saudi Pro League Matchday 22 at Al Adalah
Sun, Apr. 9 Saudi Pro League Matchday 23 at Al Feiha
Wed, Apr. 26 Saudi Pro League Matchday 24 vs. Al Raed
TBD King Cup of Champions Final TBD*
Tue, May 2 Saudi Pro League Matchday 25 at Al Hilal
Mon, May 8 Saudi Pro League Matchday 26 vs. Al Khaleej
Sun, May 14 Saudi Pro League Matchday 27 at Al Tai
Fri, May 19 Saudi Pro League Matchday 28 vs. Al Shabab
Thu, May 25 Saudi Pro League Matchday 29 at Al Ittifaq
Tue, May 30 Saudi Pro League Matchday 30 vs. 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 three automatic spots into the 2023/24 AFC Champions League group stage and one qualifying slot. The 2021/22 and 2022/23 champions of the Saudi Pro League get two of the direct berths, while the other goes to the 2022/23 King Cup champion. The slot in the qualifying stages goes to the 2021/22 King Cup winner Al Fayha.

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.

Their second loss of the season came in the Saudi Super Cup semifinal against Al Ittihad.

Date Competition Stage Opponent Result Score
Aug. 27, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 1 vs. Al Wehda Win 1-0
Sep. 3, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 2 at Al Taawoun Loss 1-0
Sep 10, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 3 vs. Damac Win 2-1
Sep. 15, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 4 at Al Batin Win 4-0
Oct. 2, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 5 vs. Al Ittihad Draw 0-0
Oct. 7, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 6 at Abha Win 3-0
Oct. 11, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 7 vs. Al Adalah Win 4-1
Oct. 16, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 8 vs. Al Fayha Win 4-0
Dec. 16, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 9 at Al Raed Win 4-1
Dec. 21, 2022 King Cup of Champions Round of 16 vs. Al Adalah Win 2-0
Dec. 26, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 10 vs. Al Hilal Draw 2-2
Dec. 31, 2022 Saudi Pro League Matchday 11 at Al. Khaleej Win 1-0
Jan. 6, 2023 Saudi Pro League Matchday 12 vs. Al Ta’ee Win 2-0
Jan. 14, 2023 Saudi Pro League Matchday 13 @ Al Shabab Draw 0-0
Jan. 22, 2023 Saudi Pro League Matchday 14 vs. Ettifaq Win 1-0
Jan. 26, 2023 Saudi Super Cup Semifinals vs. Al Ittihad Loss 3-1
Feb. 3, 2023 Saudi Pro League Matchday 15 @ Al Fateh Draw 2-2