AL-NASSR captain Cristiano Ronaldo obtained a heat reception in Iran on Monday, within the first go to of a Saudi staff to Iran since 2016 forward of the start of the group stage of the Asian Champions League.
Al-Nassr face Iranian aspect Persepolis in Group E on Tuesday, whereas Qatari aspect Al-Duhail play Istiklol Dushanbe of Tajikistan.
The streets had been crowded with followers who raised welcome banners and footage of Ronaldo upon the arrival of the Saudi Arabian staff in Iran after the restoration of relations between the 2 international locations.
The Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) introduced that matches between Saudi and Iranian groups can be held on a home-and-away foundation after the settlement of the 2 native federations.
Supporters invaded the staff’s resort, regardless of makes an attempt by safety personnel to forestall them.
The followers chanted Ronaldo’s title, with kids and girls carrying footage of the Portugal captain.
Al-Nassr posted a number of pictures of Ronaldo receiving an opulent hand-made Iranian carpet from Persepolis supporters.
“Mr Cristiano Ronaldo, welcome to Iran. A token of appreciation, an original hand-woven piece of art made by Iranian artists to commemorate your presence in Iran, on behalf of Persepolis’s fans,” the followers wrote.