- August 09, 2023 22:52Match Report
- August 09, 2023 22:28Full Time
The flares are out in the stands as the fans try to push Al Nassr on to the finals.
Al Shorta has one final chance. One-on-one and Alaqidi is forced into making key last-ditch save. Match-winning intervention from the Al Sadd keeper.
It is full time and Al Nassr is through to the final.
- August 09, 2023 22:2188’ ALS 0-1 ALN
Al Nassr in control of the game. They are sitting back, setting themselves on the counter. Al Shorta running out ideas.
- August 09, 2023 22:1784’ ALS 0-1 ALN
Ronaldo gets on the end of a through ball. He is through on goal, but is called back for an offside. Al Nassr looks primed for a second goal, which will secure its win for the day.
- August 09, 2023 22:1280’ ALS 0-1 ALN
Al Nassr in control of the game. They will look to see this game through. Al Shorta will be on the look out for an equaliser. This game is headed for an exciting finish.
- August 09, 2023 22:07GOALRonaldo scores
Al Nassr players appeal vehemently for a penalty after Mane is brought down inside the box. A VAR check follows and the referee deems it a penalty.
Ronaldo steps up. He takes his time and slots it to the right side netting. GOAALLL!!
- August 09, 2023 22:0370’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Al Nassr keeper Alaquidi is down on the ground after a head-on impact with an opponent. He is soon back on his feet as the game continues.
Al Nassr continues in the look out for an opening. Mane gets the ball at the edge of the box and to dance through a couple of defenders. But his shot is a poor one. Way above the post.
- August 09, 2023 21:5564’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Al Shorta is making its way back into the game. They put Al Nassr’s defence on pressure for a considerable duration. But they can’t make the goalkeeper work as Al Nassr regain the mantle of the game.
- August 09, 2023 21:5056’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Al Shorta is relying on long balls to make their way forward. But their ploy has been mostly unsuccessful so far. It is Al Nassr all the way in the start of the second half.
- August 09, 2023 21:4452’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Another phase of play dominated by Al Nassr. They move the ball from one side to the other. It ends with Ronaldo taking a shot, which is straight at the keeper.
- August 09, 2023 21:4048’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Mane and Ronaldo try to force their way through the Al Shorta defence. But once again, they can’t make it past.
- August 09, 2023 21:37Second Half Begins
Al Nassr will be looking to make its domination count in the second half.
- August 09, 2023 21:20Half Time
Mane and Ronaldo exchange passes at the edge of the box. The Senegalese attacker was about to take a shot, before he lost his footing inside the box. Al Nassr appeals unsuccesfully for a penalty.
Soon, the referee brings the first half to an end. Al Nassr has dominated proceedings, but has nothing to show for it.
- August 09, 2023 21:1442’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Sultan sets off on an overlapping run from right back. He gets to the ball and gives a cut back. But he is adjudged to be offside. Al Shorta looks set to make it to half-time intact.
- August 09, 2023 21:0938’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Al Nassr piling on the pressure. Telles with a shot from the outside the box and it strikes the crossbar. Plenty of set piece opportunities for the Saudi side. Al Shorta finding it increasingly hard to survives.
- August 09, 2023 21:04Ronaldo goal ruled out
Al Shorta wins a corner to put some pressure on the Al Nassr defence. Nothing comes out of it though.
Al Nassr brings the ball out. Brozovic with a through ball and Ronaldo runs on to it and places it past the keeper with a left-footed finish.
But Al Nassr’s celebration is cut off. OFF SIDE. Ronaldo was ahead by an inch when the pass was made.
- August 09, 2023 20:5927’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Some slick passing from Al Nassr as they play through the opposition pressure with ease. But they have so far failed to get a decent go at the goal, excpet for a long-range effort.
- August 09, 2023 20:5322’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Al Nassr slowly nudging on the pressure and finally it has the first on target shot of the day. Talisca unleashes one from far and it is parried away by goalkeeper Fadhli.
- August 09, 2023 20:4918’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Mane breaks free on a counter attack and he wins a corner for his side. Short corner taken. Al Shorta defends compactly and clears their lines.
- August 09, 2023 20:4615’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Mane finds Telles in space with a through ball. The left-back cuts it back to Mane, who tries to find Ronaldo with a deep cross. It is slightly in front of the Portuguese attacker. First real attack from the Saudi side.
- August 09, 2023 20:4210’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Both teams hesitant to show their hands, which is understandable considering this is a knockout game.
Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t had much of an influence in the game so far.
- August 09, 2023 20:354’ ALS 0-0 ALN
Al Nassr in control of the game in the early minutes. But it hasn’t been fluent from Ronaldo’s side.
Al Shorta gives away a freekick from 40 yards out after a foul on Talisca. But the delivery isn’t good enough and Al Shorta comes away with the ball.
- August 09, 2023 20:31Kick off
Al Nassr in the yellow kit and Al Shorta in green. Ronaldo gets the game under way from the kick off.
- August 09, 2023 20:23Al Nassr’s opponents for the day
- August 09, 2023 20:21Al Shorta Lineup
Fadhli; Manaa, Amer, Younis, Yahia; Farhan, Niang, Moumouni, Sabah; Rostam, Zahra
- August 09, 2023 19:51The Iraqi Champions
- August 09, 2023 19:46Unchanged XI for Al Nassr
- August 09, 2023 19:46Al Nassr lineup
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the attack for Al Nassr in the Arab Club Championship Cup semifinal.
Starting XI: Nawaf, Sultan, Lajami, Mado, Telles, Alkhaibari, Brozovic, Fofana, Talisca, Mane, Ronaldo
- August 09, 2023 19:43Al Nassr side here!
- August 09, 2023 19:42All eyes on Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to continue his purple patch as Al Nassr takes on Al Shorta in the semifinal of the Arab Club Champions Cup.
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