Al-Nassr manager Luis Castro has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not face Lionel Messi with Inter Miami tomorrow.
The Portugal international was in doubt heading into this week’s massive fixture, with Ronaldo set to take on Messi for what could be the last time.
Ronaldo recently missed Al-Nassr’s mid-season tour to China due to injury, prompting the Saudi Arabian side to cancel two scheduled matches.
Ronaldo out of Messi match: Latest on Al Nassr vs Inter Miami
And speaking to the press via Globo, coach Al-Nassr Castro revealed that Ronaldo will not be fit enough to face Inter Miami tomorrow, with the forward needing more time to recover.
Ronaldo always looked like he was in a losing battle against Inter Miami, and the decision not to play tomorrow could be for the best for the Al-Nassr forward.
Castro said: “We won’t see [Messi vs Ronaldo], Ronaldo is in the final stages of recovery to join the group. We hope that you will be able to start working with the team in the coming days. He will be missed in the game.”