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Ronaldo guides Al-Nassr to Arab Club Champions Cup victory

August 13, 2023 at 1:40 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr celebrates with teammates after the team’s victory in the Arab Club Champions Cup final match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr at King Fahd Stadium, in Taif, Saudi Arabia on August 12, 2023. [Stringer – Anadolu Agency]

Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored double as Al-Nassr on Saturday beat Al-Hilal 2-1 in an all-Saudi final to win the 2023 Arab Club Champions Cup, Anadolu reports.

In the final held at the King Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia’s Taif, Al-Hilal’s Michael scored the opening goal in the 51st minute.

Al-Nassr recovered from a 1-0 deficit as Ronaldo scored twice.

In the 74th minute, Ronaldo scored the equalizer to take the game to extra time, where he scored the winning goal.

Al-Nassr, who have many stars such as Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Seko Fofana, Marcelo Brozovic, Anderson Talisca and Alex Telles, won the Arab Club Champions Cup for the first time in history.

Former champions Al-Hilal, who signed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves, Malcom and Kalidou Koulibaly from European clubs this summer, lost their third final in this tournament.​​​​​​​

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