Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner to send Al Nassr to their first-ever Arab Club Champions Cup final on Wednesday.
The Portuguese superstar led Al Nassr to a 1-0 win over Iraqi champions Al-Shorta SC in the Arab Club Champions Cup semi-finals.
The 38-year-old converted a 75th-minute penalty kick after a VAR review determined that Sadio Mane had been fouled by Faisal Jasim Nafil Al Manaa.
Ronaldo’s goal is a major boost for Al Nassr ahead of the final. The Saudi club have never won the Arab Club Champions Cup before, but they will be confident of lifting the trophy with Ronaldo in their team.
Al Nassr deserved to win after dominating the game at Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium.
The Saudi Pro League team had 64% possession and 15 shots compared to Al-Shorta’s six.
In the first half, Ronaldo had a goal disallowed due to a close offside call.
Ronaldo’s next challenge will be to help Al Nassr win the Arab Club Champions Cup final on Saturday.
The Saudi club will face either Al-Hilal or Al-Shabab, and Ronaldo will be hoping to continue his goalscoring form and help his team to victory.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in four consecutive games in the Arab Club Champions Cup, making him the tournament’s top scorer with 4 goals.
Ronaldo’s goalscoring form in the Arab Club Champions Cup is a reminder of his incredible talent.
He is still one of the best players in the world, and he is showing no signs of slowing down. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the final, and whether he can help Al Nassr to win the tournament.