Ronaldo's Al Nassr knocked out of Saudi Super Cup

for Tv47 Digital January 27, 2023, 05:16 AM
Al Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo Super cup
Al Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Saudi Super Cup semi final clash with Al Ittihad at King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia on Jan. 26. PHOTO/REUTERS

In Summary

  • The 37-year-old Portugal international had a couple of chances to score. 
  • Al Nassr next travel to Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League on Feb. 3.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr were knocked of the Saudi Super Cup on Thursday after a 3-1 semi-final loss to Al Ittihad in Riyadh.

The 37-year-old Portugal international, five-times Ballon D'Or winner, had a couple of chances to score but was well shackled by the Al Ittihad defence for most of the match.

Anderson Talisca's goal for Al Nassr in the 67th minute was not enough to turn around the deficit from two first-half goals for Al Ittihad from Romarinho and Abderrazak Hamdallah.

Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti added the third three minutes into stoppage time.

Al Nassr next travel to Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League on Feb. 3.

Ronaldo joined the Saudi club in late December, 2022 on a five-year deal. 

"I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia," he said at that time.  "I am looking forward to joining my new team mates and together with them help the Club to achieve success."

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