Sadio Mane Arrives at Airport Alongside Ronaldo As Al Nassr Head for AFC Champions League, Video

Sadio Mane Arrives at Airport Alongside Ronaldo As Al Nassr Head for AFC Champions League, Video

Raphael Abiola
September 18, 2023 at 8:57 AM
  • Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo were both seen at the airport
  • The Senegalese winger is ready for Al-Nassr's AFC Champions League game
  • The former Liverpool star will be hoping to continue his impressive form for the Al-Alami

Senegalese winger, Sadio Mane has been seen alongside Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo as they both arrived at the airport for Al-Nassr's AFC Champions League game.

The Saudi Pro League side are travelling to Iran to take on Persepolis at the Azadi Stadium on Tuesday, September 19.

Al-Nassr are in Group E alongside Al-Duhail, Istikol, and Persepolis in the 2023-24 AFC Champions League.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Sadio Mane after scoring the team's second goal during the Arab Club Champions Cup Final. Photo: Yasser Bakhsh.
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In a viral video online, Mane was seen arriving at the airport in a black vehicle while greeting the fans and staff at the door.

Ronaldo arrived a few seconds later, with other players like Alex Telles, Aymeric Laporte, Marcelo Brozovic, and Otavia also joining them at the airport.

Seko Fofana didn't make the trip, but the former RC Lens midfielder is set to be available for selection in their next game against Al-Ahli in the league.

The last time Al-Nassr faced Persepolis was in the 2020 AFC Champions League semi-final. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, but the Iranian side advanced to the final after winning on penalties, according to ESPN.

Al-Nassr are in great form heading into the AFC Champions League clash with Persepolis.

The Al-Alami have won their last four games in the Saudi Pro League after losing the first two games of the season.

They are currently sixth on the league table with 12 points, with Al-Hilal topping the log with 16 points.

Ronaldo, Mane becoming best attacking duo

Sports Brief earlier reported that the Al-Nassr pair of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane are one of the most prolific goal-scoring duos in the world. Together, they have been involved in 17 goals combined in just six games in the league this season.

Ronaldo is leading the line with seven goals scored and four assists provided. He is currently both the top goal-scorer and assist provider in the Saudi Pro League.

Mane, on the other hand, is having a great season. He has scored six league goals, only behind Ronaldo and Al-Hilal winger Salem Al-Dawsari in the Saudi Pro League top goal-scorers list. However, he has not provided an assist so far this season.

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