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Al Nassr, Ronaldo out of ACL after shootout loss to Al-Ain

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In a thrilling match on Monday, Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, lost 3-1 on penalties against Al-Ain, sending the Saudi Pro League team out of the Asian Champions League in the quarterfinals. Al Nassr overcame a 1-0 first-leg deficit to win 4-3 on Monday; however, the game finished 4-4 overall, forcing a shootout, which Al-Ain won. – ESPN+ stream: Bundesliga, La Liga, and other US imports The United Arab Emirates team went to the semifinals, where they will play either Al Hilal or Al Ittihad, both from Saudi Arabia, next month. Miroslav Brozovic, Alex Telles, and Otavio all failed to score for Al Nassr from the spot.

After a lackluster performance, Al-Ain goalie Khalid Eisa made apologies by saving Brozovic’s initial penalty. Al Nassr was eliminated as a result of Otavio’s error, Soufiane Rahimi, Kaku, and Sultan Al Shamsi all converted. Seven goals, one red card, and an exciting match at Al-Awwal Park culminated in a shootout, with Al-Ain building on their first-leg advantage in the first forty-five minutes. Rahimi, who also scored the winning goal in the first leg for Al-Ain, gave the visitors the lead with goals in the 28th and 45th minutes, but Al Nassr’s hopes were preserved by Abdulrahman Ghareeb’s goal five minutes into injury time.

Six minutes into the second half,

Khaled Eisa parried Otavio’s low drive into his own goal. Eighteen minutes later, Telles tied the score with a low free kick that beat Eisa through a huddle of men. Eight minutes into extra time, Al-Yahya of Al Nassr was sent off for a brutal two-footed lunge on Bandar Al-Ahbabi. A minute later, Al-Shamsi appeared to have won the match when he poked home after Raghid Najjar mishandled the ball. But with two minutes left, Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after Saeed Jumaa had brought down the Portugal striker in the area, forcing a shootout.

Al-Ain reached the round of four for the first time since 2016 thanks to the efforts of Ronaldo. The only one of Al Nassr’s four penalty takers to convert. After splitting a 1-1 draw the previous week. South Korean teams Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Motors. Will play each other on Tuesday in the eastern half of the draw. Harry Kewell’s Yokohama F Marinos team will take on Shandong Taishan of the Chinese Super League on Wednesday. Hoping to hold onto a 2-1 lead at home.

Blog By:- ExpertSadar


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