With another performance worthy of the best times of Cristiano Ronaldoauthor of two beautiful goals and a backheel assist, the Al Nassrfrom Saudi Arabia, won the Al Duhail, from Qatar, by 4 to 3, this Tuesday (24). The match, valid for the third round of group E of the Asian Champions Leaguewhich was played at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, was broadcast exclusively on Star+.
The home team started better and opened the scoring in style with Anderson Talisca. In the 25th minute of the first half, Cristiano Ronaldo made a beautiful pass to the Brazilian, who spun onto his mark and shot a cross into the goalkeeper’s right corner.
In the current season, the striker revealed by Bahia has 13 goals in just 16 games.
Al Duhail improved in the match, but failed to equalize and were punished in the second half. In the 12th minute, Sadio Mané scored the ball into the back of the net and extended the lead for Al Nassr.
Then, Cristiano Ronaldo crowned the performance with a beautiful goal. The Portuguese hit a strong shot from outside the box with his left foot into the goalkeeper’s corner.
When the game seemed set, Al Duhail responded quickly and scored two goals, with Mohamad and Ali, to get on the scoreboard. Al Nassr reached the fourth goal with another beautiful finish from Ronaldo, who received a pass from Alganham. The Portuguese star reached 43 goals scored in 45 games played in 2023.
At 40, the visitors scored the third with Olunga, but were unable to equalize.
Champions Group E classification
1st place: Al Nassr, with 9 points
2nd place: Persepolis, with 6 points
3rd place: Al Duhail, with 1 point
4th place: Istiklol, with 1 point
Al Nassr’s next games
Al Fayha (F): 28/10, 12h (from Brazil) – Saudi Championship
Al Ittifaq (C): 10/31, 11:45 am (Brasília time) – Saudi Championship
Al Khaleej (C): 04/11, 3pm (GMT) – Asian Champions – with broadcast Pela ESPN no Star+
Al Duhail’s next games
Al Shamal (F): 10/28, 1:30 pm (Brasília time) – Qatar League
Al Rayyan (F): 02/11, 1:30 pm (Brasília time) – Qatar League
Al Nassr (C): 07/11, 3pm (Brasília time) – Asian Champions – with broadcast Pela ESPN no Star+
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