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Al Nassr edged Al-Duhail in the AFC Champions League

Al-Nassr beat Al-Duhail without Cristiano Ronaldo.

At the Khalifa International Stadium, Al-Duhail faced Al-Nassr in the AFC Champions League. Al-Nassr became unbeaten for the tenth time in a row and for the fourth time in the AFC Champions League. Al-Nassr defeated Al-Duhail in a high-octane clash, winning the game 2-3.

Former FC Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho‘s brace was insufficient to put the visitors at bay. Anderson Talisca, Al-Nassr’s second biggest scorer after Cristiano Ronaldo, scored a spectacular hat-trick to guarantee Al-Nassr’s pristine record in the group stages was maintained. Philippe Coutinho’s eighth-minute goal gave the home team an early lead.

However, Anderson Talisca’s effortless hat trick proved to be the difference between the two teams. Phillippe Coutinho’s late penalty was not enough for the home team to avoid loss. In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr performed admirably to secure a place in the play-offs. Ronaldo returns to action in the Saudi Pro League against Al-Wehda.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is having a fantastic season with Al Nassr

Ronaldo has showcased an incredible goal-scoring ability, netting an impressive 35 goals in 41 matches since joining the Riyadh-based club. The Portuguese star has maintained consistency throughout the season, contributing significantly to Al Nassr’s success. Ronaldo’s influence extends beyond goal-scoring, displaying adeptness in assisting teammates, further bolstering the team’s performances.

With the season still in progress, Ronaldo’s performance is expected to influence upcoming games and possibly set new records in the Saudi Pro League. Ronaldo’s outstanding performances and goal-scoring form stand out, making his time at Al Nassr a very noteworthy chapter in his legendary career.

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