Cristiano Ronaldo shines in a thrilling AFC Champions League match as Al Nassr triumphs 4-3 against Al-Duhail. Ronaldo’s two left-footed goals and a stylish assist lead the way, securing a crucial victory. Read about the intense action, remarkable comebacks, and Al Nassr’s strong standing in Group E.
Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a standout performance, earning the man-of-the-match title as Al Nassr secured a 4-3 victory against Al-Duhail in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
In his third appearance in the tournament, Al Nassr’s captain, Ronaldo, showcased his prowess by netting two remarkable goals with his left foot. The 38-year-old maestro also displayed his playmaking finesse by providing an elegant assist for Talisca, while Sadio Mane contributed with another goal for Al Nassr.
Philippe Coutinho, the former Liverpool and Aston Villa playmaker, completed the full 90 minutes for Al-Duhail. Talisca initiated the scoring in the 25th minute with a skillful turn and finish, capitalizing on a back-heeled pass from Ronaldo.
Mane extended the lead to 2-0 after the Al-Duhail goalkeeper fumbled an attempt to gather a cross early in the second half. Ronaldo added to the tally just after the hour mark with a splendid left-footed strike from 25 yards.
Although Al Nassr seemed in control at 3-0, goals from Ismaeel Mohammad and captain Almoez Ali revived hope for Al-Duhail in staging a memorable comeback. Ronaldo once again secured Al Nassr’s advantage in the 81st minute with a first-time volley, connecting flawlessly with Sultan Al-Ghannam’s angled cross.
Despite a response from Al-Duhail, courtesy of a goal by Kenya international Michael Olunga, Al Nassr held firm for the victory, accumulating nine points from the initial three rounds of fixtures in Champions League Group E.