Hard blow for Al-Nassr. Former Benfica and Besiktas player Anderson Talisca, who missed his team’s 1-0 defeat at Al-Ain in the Asian Champions League quarter-final first leg on Monday, has announced suffered a serious thigh injury. “Injuries are a part of sport, but my determination is even greater! The rehabilitation begins now, and I promise to come back stronger next season to contribute even more to the success of Al Nassr,” Talisca, 30, posted on Instagram.

Anderson Talisca specified that he would carry out his rehabilitation in Italy. Al-Nassr, with 53 points from 22 matches, is second in the Saudi Pro League, nine points behind Al-Hilal. The Brazilian striker notably scored 25 goals in 25 matches in all competitions this season.