Ronaldo Says Saudi Pro League Could Become Top 5 in World
International soccer giant Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Saudi Professional League he joined this season could in time become one of the top five leagues in the world.
In remarks to Saudi Sports Company (SSC) channel, the official broadcaster of Saudi Pro League, after Tuesday’s match with Al-Shabab the Portuguese legend, who joined Al-Nassr Club of Riyadh in January this year, said that the quality of the Saudi competition had improved even in his short time in it.
Ronaldo scored a stunning winner on Tuesday as his side Al Nassr fought back to beat visitors Al Shabab 3-2 and put Al Ittihad’s Saudi Pro League title celebrations on hold.
Al Shabab looked to have dented Al Nassr’s faint hopes of winning the title early on, with Argentinian forward Cristian Guanca putting the Riyadh-based side two goals up in the first half.
Al Nassr clawed their way back into contention with goals from Talisca and Abdulrahman Ghareeb either side of half time. Ronaldo then put Al Nassr 3-2 up with a brilliant solo strike.