Written By Jacobs Dunga
Both players are lighting up the Saudi Pro League with non stop goals and assists.
Just when you think Cristiano Ronaldo should be winding down on his illustrious career, the veteran is instead aging like fine wine.
The 38 year old has been on fire for Al Nassr this season welcoming Sadio Mane to the Awwal Park and already forming a deadly duo with the Senegalese.
If last season was good for the Portuguese in the Pro League where his team narrowly missed out on the league title while also losing out on the King’s Cup, this season no doubt is proving to be it in terms of everything.
The arrival of Sadio Mane, Alex Telles, Aymeric Laporte, Otavio and Marcelo Brozovic have definitely given the Knights a shift in quality but it is the former who has made more headlines alongside the captain.
Between them, a total of fifteen goals and five assists have been recorded in the Pro League with Ronaldo leading both the goals and assists charts.
Unlike in Bavaria, Mane has found life easy and smooth in Riyadh where he has notched up six goals and one assist in seven games.
Ronaldo has been part of the famous “BBC” trident while at Real Madrid while Sadio Mane formed one of the most famous attacking trident in Premier League history alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah, but what both players are doing in the nascent Pro League could end up being one of the best partnerships seem in the history of the Pro League and world at large.
On Monday, Luis Castro will lead his team as they take on Ohod in the King’s Cup which started on Sunday.
Al Nassr came to the brink of lifting the cup competition last term but unfortunately lost to Al Hilal in the semi final.
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Not since 1990 have the Riyadh giants last won the coveted trophy but with more firepower brought in over the summer, they could be in for a shot this term.
The six time champions will be wary of the lowly rated Ohod as both teams face off on Monday.
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