Cristiano Ronaldo wins first trophy with Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo wins first trophy with Al Nassr

Portuguese legend, Cristiano Ronaldo has won his first trophy with Al Nassr after beating Al-Hilal in the Arab Club Champions Cup final on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

The 38-year old netted the equalizer for Al Nassr to cushioned them to victory.

Al Nassr defeated Saudi rivals Al-Hilal 2-1 after extra time on Saturday despite playing for more than an hour with just 10 men.

Brazilian winger Michael shot Al-Hilal to the lead as early in the second half before Al Nassr were reduced to 10 players for a last-man foul by Abdulelah Al-Amri in the 71st minute.

Summer signings Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic all featured for Al-Hilal, while Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic and Alex Telles started for Al Nassr.

Salem Al-Dawsari had the first chance of the game but ballooned a shot high and wide under pressure from two Al Nassr defenders.

Al-Hilal keeper Mohammed Alowais then pulled off a superb save to deny Brozovic his first goal for Al Nassr following a fine cross by Mane.

But Ronaldo would not be denied in the eighth minute of extra time when he headed home from a rebound after Seko Fofana had rattled the crossbar from long range.

Ronaldo picked up an injury in the second half of extra time, which saw him leave the field on a medical buggy.

Nevertheless, Al Nassr held firm – despite late Al-Hilal pressure – to win their first trophy since 2020.

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