Al-Nasr, led by its Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, will be in a very difficult test when it hosts Al-Shabab on Tuesday, hoping to pursue Al-Ittihad Jeddah and deny it early coronation, at the top of the 28th round of the Saudi Roshen League.
Al-Nasr, who has 60 points and is three points behind the leader, Ittihad Jeddah, must beat its neighbor Al-Shabab, who lost the opportunity to officially win the league last round, to maintain its chances of competing for the title.
Al-Nasr returned to the track of victories in the last round, after defeating its host Al-Taei with two goals without a response, after it tied at home the previous round with Al-Khaleej with a goal for the same.
As for Al-Shabab, who suffered two losses in the last two matches against Al-Ettifaq and then Al-Wehda, their hopes of competing for the title have ended, even their chances of runner-up have become difficult and they are threatened with losing their current position.
Last January, the two teams tied without goals in the 14th round of the competition.
Justice and crescent
In another match, Al-Hilal will be the guest of Al-Adalah, through which the landowners seek to win in order to hold on to hopes of remaining among the greats.
Al-Hilal enters the match in fourth place with 53 points, and despite its distance from the competition, it presented a distinguished level in its last matches.
On the other hand, Al-Adalah seeks to escape from the bottom, as it ranks fourteenth with 24 points, especially in light of the fierce competition between five teams to stay.