The bromance between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane is hitting remarkable heights as both players continue to wreak havoc on defenses in Asia.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr on January 1, 2023, for a free transfer, while Sadio Mane joined Al Nassr on August 1, 2023, from Bayern Munich for a fee of €30 million.
Their chemistry has been witnessed off-field and on-field, as they drive the Knights of Najd to success in the 2023/24 season.
The telepathy also came to life on Friday, August 25, 2023, when Al Nassr smashed Al Fateh by 5-0.
Ronaldo assisted Sadio Mane for Luis Castro’s side opening goal in the game, as they asserted their superiority over Al Fateh.
Al Fateh are tutored by former West Ham and Watford boss, Slaven Bilic, but they couldn’t tame the ruthlessness of Al Nassr.
Sadio Mane scored a brace, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to record a 5-0 victory for the away side.
The Knight of Najd were winless in their first two games of the Saudi Pro League season, losing back-to-back matches in the league.
Al Nassr are back in business!
However, the Pro League runners-up have resumed business this season, securing their first win of the campaign against Al Fateh.
That win has seen them shoot up to 10th on the Saudi top-flight division table, 4 points behind 3rd place Al Hilal and 6 points behind 1st and 2nd place Al Ittihad and Al Ahli.
Ronaldo and Mane have spearheaded that renaissance, and both players were also instrumental in Al Nassr securing their first win of the 2023/24 season.
Luis Castro’s side defeated Shabab Al-Ahli by 4-2 in the Asian Champions League qualification encounter and the brilliance of their talismen was also evident.
Sadio Mane has scored 3 goals in 8 appearances for Al Nassr, since he joined the club on August 1, 2023.
Following his arrival to the Saudi Arabian club, Sadio Mane congratulated Ronaldo on his debut after helping Al Nassr score a leveler against Zamalek in their Arab Club Champions Cup Group C encounter.
Luis Castro’s side ultimately won the tournament with both players combining well on many occasions.
The Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane bromance
Their disposition towards each other has also been lovely, as they hug, shake hands, smile, and enjoy the round leather game.
Sadio Mane has also been seen doing the SIUU celebration alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite both players seemingly experiencing some sought of decline due to ageing, their monstrous impact is simply undeniable.
The chapter of Mane and Ronaldo in the Gulf state in Asia continues to unravel new possibilities, and it indicates to us that football is more than just the three points.
It is a sport where legends eschew their brilliance, putting aside past rivalries and cooking up new magic.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 718 goals and provided 227 assists in 971 club appearances so far.
For Sadio Mane, he has scored 207 goals and provided 101 assists in 496 club appearances.