Al Ain vs Al Nassr Highlights, AFC Champions League Quarterfinal: Rahimi goal gives host 1-0 advantage in first leg

AAI vs NAS, Highlights: Catch the scores and updates from the AFC Champions League quarterfinal first leg tie between Al Ain and Al Nassr at Abu Dhabi.

Updated : Mar 04, 2024 23:44 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr celebrates after the team's victory in the second leg of the AFC Champions League Round of 16 match between Al Nassr and Al Fayha.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr celebrates after the team's victory in the second leg of the AFC Champions League Round of 16 match between Al Nassr and Al Fayha. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr celebrates after the team's victory in the second leg of the AFC Champions League Round of 16 match between Al Nassr and Al Fayha. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Al Ain vs Al Nassr AFC Champions League quarterfinal first leg tie being played at Abu Dhabi.

  • March 04, 2024 23:42
    Match Report!!

    AFC Champions League quarterfinal: Ronaldo’s Al Nassr suffers narrow loss against Al Ain in first-leg

    Soufiane Rahimi scored the match’s only goal right before half-time in the 44th minute.

  • March 04, 2024 23:40
    Full Time!! AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Full Time!!! Al Ain take a vital 1-0 lead in the QF over Al Nassr. Rahimi’s goal the difference between the two sides. 

    Laporte’s red card not helping the visitors cause during the search for an equaliser. Mane and Ronaldo weren’t able to create much in front of goal. Another leg to go though in Riyadh. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:38

    No sign of the full time whistle yet! A chance for Al Ain to counter but the referee brings play back for a foul. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:36

    Al Nassr trying everything they can to muster a last chance. Every shot and cross in is being defended brilliantly by the host’s defenders.

  • March 04, 2024 23:34

    Ronaldo let’s one fly from beyond the half-line. Almost manages to beat the keeper. Just wide. What an equaliser that would have been!!

    Al Shamsi comes on for Rahimi and he is immediately shown a yellow for a push on Otavio.

  • March 04, 2024 23:33

    Five attempted shots from the host in a space of ten seconds, each blocked by a defender. Referee blows for a corner, to the ire of the Al Nassr players. He is surrounded by them and is forced to change the decision.

  • March 04, 2024 23:31

    Yahya Nader heavily cramping up for the host. He will be replaced by UAE international Ahmed Barman. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:27
    90+3’ Laporte is sent off!

    Referee stops play to check for a possible red card offence. Laporte was being blocked by Al Ahbabi. Laporte shoves him to the ground in an attempt to wriggle away. 

    RED CARD!! The VAR and referee decide that the shove was violent conduct and Laporte is given his matching orders. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:24
    90’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Yahya puts in a free-kick from the left side. The cross is headed out till the edge of the box where an Al Nassr player attempts a volley which is easily saved. 

    11 minutes of stoppage time. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:21

    Mohammed Abbas Al Baloushi now down with an injury. Looks like he will be replaced. 18-year-old Hazem Mohammed looks set to come on in his place.

  • March 04, 2024 23:18
    84’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Tempers flaring in the middle now. Mohammed Abbas booked for a foul on Mane. Laporte with a push on Rahimi but he manages to evade the officials. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:16

    Eisa is shown a yellow for time wasting. Ronaldo not impressed.

  • March 04, 2024 23:15

    WHAT A SAVE!! Eisa with a point blank save to stop Ronaldo’s shot from 4 yards away!! What reflexes. Was moving to the left, manages to stretch his right hand and get enough on it to parry it. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:13
    79’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Appeals for handball from Al Nassr. The cross in from the right was headed back in by Mane from the far post. Hits the arm of the defender but VAR says it was not an unnatural position. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:10

    Eisa comes out and just about manages to get a touch on the ball ahead of the Al Nassr player. Would have a stonewall penalty otherwise. 

    Ronaldo with a chance but chooses to pass it to Al Najei but it was slightly behind the latter.

    Substitute Mehsari who came in for Behich sees an early yellow card. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:05
    72’ Goal ruled out!

    Rahimi has the ball in the back of the net but the assistant flags offside! VAR check underway. Very very close. Decision stays. Unlucky for Al Ain. Almost got the timing perfect on the through ball.

  • March 04, 2024 23:03

    Aziz Behich is down with what looks like an ankle injury. Play continues but looks like he will have to be replaced. 

  • March 04, 2024 23:00
    66’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    First card for an Al Nassr player. Yahya is shown a yellow for a cynical and unnecessary foul on Erik near the touchline.

  • March 04, 2024 22:57

    A freekick from the right flank by Otavio is not the best. Al Nassr play it back in to the far post but its just beyond the reach of Mane who commits a foul on Al Ahbabi trying to win the ball back. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:54
    60’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    No continuity of possession for either team with incessant fouls in the midfield area. Mane the latest to have committed one. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:51

    Quick counter from Al Nassr after the host gives the ball away cheaply. Attacking in numbers. Ball is played to Ronaldo in the left wing but his low cross in is cleared.

  • March 04, 2024 22:48
    54’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Yahya fires in a tame shot through the legs of Erik towards the near post. Easy catch for the keeper though. First shot on target of the 2nd half for Al Nassr.

  • March 04, 2024 22:47

    Chance for Ronaldo! Pacy cross in from Ahmen Yahya. Ronaldo has a swipe at it but doesn’t get enough contact. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:46
    51’ Sustitution

    Al Ghanam down now with an injury. Looks like he cannot continue further. Makes his way gingerly to the dugout. Al Sulaiheem also makes way.

    Al Najei and Al Amri are the ones coming on. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:42
    48’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Play resumes after a slight delay following an injury to Bander Al Ahbabi.

    Park is brought down but the referee gives a freekick the other way for an involuntary elbow. Cross comes in but is cleared by the defence. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:39
    Back for the second 45!

    We’re back underway for the second half. No changes for either team. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:23
    Half Time!

    Al Ain head into the break with a well deserved lead. Al Nassr had a chance to strike back immediately but Eisa was up to the task to save a Ronaldo shot. Work to do for the visitor in the second half!

  • March 04, 2024 22:21

    Pushing and shoving between Kaku and Otavio! Kaku gets a yellow for an earlier shirt pull on Aymen Yahya. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:20

    Al Nassr looks for an equalising oppportunity before the end of the half. A through ball is attempted towards Otavio but is too wayward. 

    Laporte is down in a heap after a foul by Rahimi. Brings the Spanish defender down after he managed to nick the ball.

  • March 04, 2024 22:17
    45’ AAI 1 - 0 NAS

    Ronaldo has a chance right away after kick off. Finds some space from the right edge of the penalty box. Was a fierce enough shot and the keeper does well to get a strong hand to it. 

    5 mins of stoppage time. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:15
    44’ There’s the opener!!

    GOAL!!! Wonderful slick football from Al Ain. Kaku did brilliantly well to carry the ball in the right wing. Plays a perfect through pass into Rahimi who rounds the keeper and scores into an empty net.

    AAI 1 - 0 NAS

  • March 04, 2024 22:13
    42’ AAI 0 - 0 NAS

    Ball in to Rahimi is slightly behind him, tries to swivel and shoot in one motion, doesn’t get enough purchase on it. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:12

    Behich with a loss of concentration concedes a throw in. Recovers well enough to prevent a cross from going on.

  • March 04, 2024 22:09

    Aymen Yahya is down injured after a foul by Erik. A small delay in play, hence. 

  • March 04, 2024 22:05

    A long ball into Ronaldo is brought down by the skipper into the path of Mane but he just couldn’t get it into his stride and get a shot away.

  • March 04, 2024 22:02
    32’ AAI 0 - 0 NAS

    Another corner for Al Ain, won by Rahimi. Ronaldo signals his teammates to remain calm. A training ground routine in play but the shot from the edge of the box is straight at Ospina.

  • March 04, 2024 22:00
    28’ Al Ain opener ruled out!

    Kaku gives the host the lead with a brilliant finish to the top of the goal after a ball in from the right wing. Waited for the ball and placed it high into the net! 

    VAR check in progress and the goal has been ruled out for OFFSIDE!!

  • March 04, 2024 21:57
    25’ AAI 0 - 0 NAS

    Palacios bundles into Otavio but the referee waves play on, Otavio comes back attempting to tackle the ball from the midfielder but the referee adjudges that a foul. 

    A penalty check from VAR after Rahimi goes down in the box again. Fair tackle says the panel. 

  • March 04, 2024 21:53

    A shot towards the near post from Aymen Yahya after some slick play between Otavio and Lajami in the right flank. Misses but not by much. 

    A quick counter from the host and Rahimi lets out a low first-time shot from outside the box. Ospina does well to get down and parry it out. A foul on the keeper in the ensuing corner. 

  • March 04, 2024 21:50
    19’ AAI 0 - 0 NAS

    A cross on from the right intended towards Mane, the defender does well to get ahead of the Senegalese striker and manages to head it to the keeper.

  • March 04, 2024 21:46

    Al Ain deal with the freekick and almost put Rahimi through on goal. A last ditch tackle from Al Ghanam saves Al Nassr. 

    Al Ain captain Bander Al Ahbabi is shown the game’s first yellow card. 

  • March 04, 2024 21:45

    A freekick from the left wing for Al Nassr. Behich puts the cross in which finds Ronaldo’s head but the referee brings it back after a tussle in the box.

  • March 04, 2024 21:42

    A tight battle ensuing in the midfield with neither team able to wrest control of possession for a considerable period of time.

  • March 04, 2024 21:39
    8’ AAI 0 - 0 NAS

    Rahimi goes theatrically in the box. Referee says no. Rahimi was in a foot race with the defender but chose to go down at the slightest contact.

  • March 04, 2024 21:37

    Mane’s off-target cross from the left is put back into the box where Ronaldo attempts a bicycle kick. Comes off his shin and goes behind for a goal kick. 

  • March 04, 2024 21:36

    The kick from the Al Ain keeper goes out of play after some pressure from Ronaldo. Al Nassr opt to take it slow and recycle possession. 

  • March 04, 2024 21:33
    2’ AAI 0 - 0 NAS

    Early corner for Al Nassr! Behich finds Mane in space in the left wing. He puts a ball into the edge of the box but the defence does well to head it out for a corner.

    Corner comes to nothing after the shot from the edge of the box is safely gathered.

  • March 04, 2024 21:32
    Kick Off!!

    Match kicks off! Al Ain sporting its white kits while Al Nassr are wearing its regular yelllow and blue.

  • March 04, 2024 21:23
    Can the visitor take a lead back to Riyadh?
  • March 04, 2024 21:15
    Previous five results

    Al Ain: W-W-W-W-D

    Al Nassr: D-W-W-W-W

  • March 04, 2024 21:05
    Who will be on the winning side tonight?
  • March 04, 2024 20:54
    Head to Head record

    Al Ain wins: 1

    Al Nassr wins: 1

    Latest result: Al Nassr 0 - 1 Al Ain, AFC Champions League Group D (2020)

  • March 04, 2024 20:43

    When and where is the AFC Champions League match between Al Ain and Al Nassr?

    The AFC Champions League match between Al Ain and Al Nassr will kick off at 9:30 PM IST on Monday, March 4 at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

    Where can I watch the AFC Champions League match between Al Ain and Al Nassr?

    The AFC Champions League match between Al Ain and Al Nassr can be live streamed on Fancode app and website.

  • March 04, 2024 20:35

    Al Ain: Eisa; Erik, Autonne, Hashemi, Al-Ahbabi; Palacios, Park, Kaku, Al-Baloushi, Nader; Rahimi

    Al Nassr: Ospina; Lajami, Laporte, Behich, Al Ghanam; Alkhaibari, Al Sulaiheem, Otavio; Ayman Ahmed, Mane, Ronaldo

  • March 04, 2024 20:31
    Stay Tuned!

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