While Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) played full-time, the team failed to reach the cup finals.
Al Nasr lost 1-3 to Al Ittihad in the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup held at Kingfad International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 3:00 am on the 27th (Korean time). The finale was disappointing.
This competition is the stage where the four teams that won the championship and runner-up respectively in the Saudi Arabian Professional League and King Cup in the previous 2021-2022 season participate and compete for the championship cup.
Al Nasr finished third in the league last season. However, as Al Hilal, the professional league champion in the 2021-2022 season, took the King Cup runner-up, the right to advance to this tournament passed to Al Nasr.
On this day, Ronaldo started as a forward striker.
Ronaldo immobilized his opponents with his flamboyant footwork. Standing near the center line in the 8th minute of the first half, he left his ball still and moved his right and left feet brilliantly. The two Al Ittihad players just watched Ronaldo like that. He couldn’t steal the ball. 안전놀이터
In the 13th minute of the first half, Al Nasr opened the door to attack. Abdullah Al-Khaibari aimed for the opening goal from the front of the arc. This became a ‘home run shooting’.
Just a minute later, Al Ittihad scored. Romarinho stepped up to the ball from the left flank and scored.
Al Ittihad, who was in the mood, scored an additional goal. In the 43rd minute of the first half, Abderazak Hamdala scored a header from a counterattack chance. Near the half-line, Homarinho, the ‘leader of the first goal’, snatched the ball with pressure. Romarinho quickly drove the ball and ran into the Al Nasr box. He saw Hamdala on the other side and crossed, and a header came out.
Ronaldo tried to score from a free kick. In the 19th minute of the second half, he acted as a set-piece kicker near the corner of the left box and hit a right-footed shot. With a gap of a piece of paper, the ball headed over the goalpost.
In the 22nd minute of the second half, Al Nasr pursued a goal. Andersson Taliska scored from a cross from the side. Afterwards, Al Nasr attempted to equalize, but the goal was not scored.
Al Ittihad scored a key goal. In the 3rd minute of extra time in the second half, Muhanad Al-Shanqiti scored the team’s third goal from a counterattack chance. The game ends just like that.
Al Ittihad, who overcame ‘Ronaldo’s team’ Al Nasr, will play Al Fayha, who defeated Al Hilal 1-0 earlier in the day, in the final on the 30th in Korean time.