Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al-Nasr) missed his first chance to win after moving to Saudi Arabia.
Al-Nasr lost 1-3 in the semifinals of the Saudi Super Cup against Al Ittihad held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 27th (Korean time). The Saudi Super Cup semi-finals will be played as a single match.
Ronaldo, who started wearing the captain’s armband and played full-time, could not prevent the team from losing. Ronaldo, who was aiming for his first championship with his new team, had no choice but to watch the defeat in regret.
Ronaldo, who came out as the frontline striker, showed light movements from the beginning, but Al Ittihad faced it with well-organized power.
Al Ittihad broke the opponent’s defense with a 2-1 pass in the 15th minute, before Romarinho scored the opening goal. 안전놀이터
Ronaldo then had a crucial header opportunity, but it was blocked by a supersave from Al Ittihad goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe.
Al-Ittihad ran away 2-0 with Alderzarak Hamdala scoring an additional goal in the 43rd minute.
Al-Nasr, who started chasing in the second half, caught up with a one-goal lead with Andersson Taliska’s comeback goal in the 22nd minute of the second half, but that was it.
Al-Nasr, who could not break through Al-Ittihad’s defense, was beaten by Muhanad Alshankitti’s key goal in extra time in the second half. Ronaldo, who played full-time, expressed deep regret.
Al-Itihad, who reached the final, will also compete with Al-Hilal, who defeated Al-Hilal 1-0 in the semi-finals, for the championship.
Al-Hilal’s defender Jang Hyeon-soo played full-time that day, but lost with Paulinho scoring the opening goal in the 21st minute of the first half.