Al-Nassr miss Cristiano Ronaldo! Shocking error costs Saudi Pro League side two points in AFC Champions League tie against Istiklol as legendary Portuguese forward sits out of clash - soocer442
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Al-Nassr miss Cristiano Ronaldo! Shocking error costs Saudi Pro League side two points in AFC Champions League tie against Istiklol as legendary Portuguese forward sits out of clash

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Al-Nassr fails to spot Cristiano Ronaldo. Costs of shocking errors Istiklol loses two points to the Saudi Pro League side in their AFC Champions League quarterfinals due to the absence of the legendary Portuguese forward.A startling error caused Al-Nassr to lose two points in their AFC Champions League match against Istikol: failing to capitalize on Cristiano Ronaldo.WHAT TURNED OUT?

Tuesday evening, Al-Nassr manager Luis Castro made the decision to rest Ronaldo for their final continental match in Group E. Despite the absence of their star forward, the Saudi Pro League side were unable to secure the three points and were held to a 1-1 draw at the Central Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.THE MUCH LARGER IMAGE

After thirty minutes, the hosts gained the upper hand due to a catastrophic error in midfield by Abdulrahman Ghareeb. Alisher Dzhalilov intercepted a negligent backpass from the winger and attempted to convert it into a penalty kick from outside the penalty area; he directed the ball into the right corner of Raghed Najjar’s net.HAREEB RECOGNIZES HIMSELF during the latter portion.

Nassr began the second half with greater determination and purpose, continuing to storm Istiklol’s stronghold in pursuit of an equalizer. Furthermore, Ghareeb salvaged his team’s interest in the match in the 50th minute through an opportunistic goal. Rustom Yatimov apathetically blocked Nawaf Boushal’s cross; when the ball fell to Ghareeb, he dispatched it into the net with ease, thereby recouping his previous error.

 

Al-Nassr concluded as the group leaders with 14 points from six matches, notwithstanding the draw. As a result, they will be positioned in Pot 1 for the December 28 Round of 16 draw.WHAT HAS RONALDO NEXT?

On Friday, Ronaldo will return to action in the Saudi Pro League against Al-Riyadh, aiming to add to his impressive tally of 24 goals in 26 appearances this season. He has been afflicted with a minor neck injury, which will be completely remedied by the vacation.

 

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