Cristiano Ronaldo proves unstoppable as Al Nassr edge out Al Ahli in 7-Goal thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo proves unstoppable as Al Nassr edge out Al Ahli in 7-Goal thriller

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 21:19 - 22.09.2023

Al Nassr defeated Al Ahli 4-3 thanks to an outstanding performance from the evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo was the star of the show again as Al Nassr came out on top, in a 7-goal thriller against fellow big-spending opponents Al-Ahi.

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How it happened

Al Nassr raced into an early lead thanks to Ronaldo. 

Ex-Liverpool man Sadio Mane, played a vital role in the build-up, playing a fine pass to Ronaldo, who beat Edouard Mendy with a brilliant shot into the bottom right corner. 

Al Nassr's dominance continued as they doubled their lead soon after. 

Aymeric Laporte headed the ball down to Anderson Talisca, who latched on to it and finished with a fine header.

Al Ahli began to get more involved and they found a goal back on the half-hour mark through former Barcelona man Frank Kessie.

Mohammed Al Majhad slipped the ball through, and Kessie ran into the box to unleash a fierce strike.

The home side restored their 2-goal advantage just after the restart through Talisca. 

He picked up a rebound just outside the box, steadied himself, and unleashed a cracker that deflected off the crossbar into the back of the net.

Former Man City man Riyad Mahrez pulled one back for Al Ahli but Ronaldo drilled home a left-footed scorcher to restore their two-goal cushion.

Mahrez set up Feras Al Brikan to score with a simple close-range finish, but it was too little, too late and Al Nassr claimed a crucial victory.