Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, was knocked out of the Saudi Super Cup by Al Ittihad on Thursday as it suffered a 3-1 defeat in the semifinal in Riyadh.
In his only second game since leaving Manchester United, Ronaldo struggled to score against Al Ittihad. The 37-year-old star missed a golden chance to equalise after Romarinho put Al Ittihad ahead.
Ronaldo got a few more chances to score but could not convert as the Al Ittihad defence kept him in check.
Al Ittihad increased the lead from a goal by Abderrazak Hamdallah, while Anderson Talisca reduced the margin in the 67th minute. Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti added the third three minutes into stoppage time.
Al Nassr next travel to Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League on February 3.