Ronaldo shines with great goals, Al Nassr beats Coutinho’s team and maintains leadership in the Champions League

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+.

Led by technician Luis Castro (ex-Botafogo), the Saudi team leads the group, with nine points. The Brazilian team Philippe Coutinho (ex-Barcelona), is in third place, with just one point.

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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