Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr was already under pressure after losing two matches in a row in the Saudi Pro League. To reduce that pressure, Ronaldo entered the field against Shabab Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates in the playoffs of the AFC Champions League today. Despite going ahead in the beginning, Al Nassr was trailing 2-1 until the 87th minute of the match. But after that, the Saudi club made a great comeback. After equalizing in the 88th minute, they scored two more goals in added time. Which finally gave Al Nassr a great victory of 4-2 goals. Talisca scored twice for Al Nassr. And with this victory, Al Nassr also reached the main stage of the AFC Champions League.
Al Nassr attacked from the beginning of the match. Keep possession of the ball and try to create opportunities. Al Nassr took the lead in the 11th minute of the match. Talisca scored the opener. Shabab Al Ahli tried to return to the match after scoring a goal. They came back in the match after 18 minutes. Yahya Al-Ghassani equalized for the team. In the rest of the first half, no more goals were scored. However, both teams tried their level best to move forward in the match.
Al Nassr went close to extend the lead several times before the break but they could not get the result. Among them, Ronaldo appealed for a penalty several times. However, the referee did not respond to that. Ronaldo also showed a lot of anger when leaving the field during the break. Al Nassr suffered a big blow after the break. This time, Al-Ghassani put Shabab Al Ahli ahead with his second goal in a great finish. After a while, a great chance to return to the match came in front of Al Nassr. But Talisca’s shot from a good position goes over the bar. Al Nassr became desperate after falling behind. They challenged the Al Ahli defenders with one attack after another. But the desired goal was not coming somehow.
Ronaldo, Talisca and other Al Nassr players did not give up. Their efforts are finally successful in the 88th minute of the match. Al Nassr equalized in the match with the goal of Sultan Al-Ghannam. Then Al Nassr’s surprise again in added time. This time Talisca led the Saudi club 3-2 with a great header. Al Nassr also got their fourth goal in added time. This time Brozovic scored with the help of Ronaldo. In the end, Al Nassr secured the main stage of the AFC Champions League with a 4-2 win.