It was not a good thing that Saudi Arabia's Al-Nasr chose to cancel the practice matches on the China tour less than a day before kick-off.
It is said that the reason for the cancellation was the injury of the great star Cristiano Ronaldo.
He suffered a muscle injury and was therefore unavailable for the matches against Shanghai Shenhua and Zhejiang.
Chinese supporters turned out in large numbers to see the megastar.
A video is said to show that a crowd of Chinese fans stormed the player's hotel to catch a glimpse of the Portuguese.
The incident was widely reported in the English media.
– I'm so sorry. Al-Nasr and I came here to enjoy the tour. I've been to China several times since 2003, so I feel at home here. This is my second home, says Cristiano Ronaldo in a statement.
The match is currently postponed indefinitely.
-I always feel special here, so I'm sad. I know you're sad too, but we have to try to see the positive side. We have not canceled the match yet and hope it will be played later. “Unfortunately, I have some problems, but this is part of football and life,” Ronaldo says.
Earlier, the Saudi club also issued an apology.
Next Thursday, they will participate in the Riyadh Cup, an internal tournament in which Al Hilal and Inter Miami also participate. Therefore, there will be a meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, if the Portuguese is injury-free.
“Infuriatingly humble internet trailblazer. Twitter buff. Beer nerd. Bacon scholar. Coffee practitioner.”