Al-Nassr 4-2 Shabab Al-Ahli, AFC Champions League HIGHLIGHTS: Brozovic, Talisca late goals help Al Nassr win

Get live updates, score and highlights of the AFC Champions League clash between Al Nassr and Shabab Al-Ahli, happening at the KSU Football Field in Riyadh.

Updated : Aug 23, 2023 01:52 IST

TOPSHOT - Nassr's Portuguese forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a shot during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Nassr and Al-Taawoun at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on August 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP)
TOPSHOT - Nassr's Portuguese forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a shot during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Nassr and Al-Taawoun at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on August 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP) | Photo Credit: AFP

TOPSHOT - Nassr's Portuguese forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a shot during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Nassr and Al-Taawoun at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on August 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP) | Photo Credit: AFP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the AFC Champions League playoff match between Al Nassr and Shabab Al-Ahli.

  • August 23, 2023 00:59

    And with that, a roller coaster of a game comes to an end. What looked like a third straight defeat for Al Nassr, has now turned into a game that they will remeber for quite a while. All thanks to Talisca, who scored the decisive goal in the 95th minute, with Brozovic finishing off in style two minutes later

  • August 23, 2023 00:51
    90+7’ Brozovic doubles the lead

    AND ANOTHER ONE!! IT’S BROZOVIC THIS TIME. HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED! From 1-2 down to 4-2. We’ve just witnessed a roller coaster ride at the KSU Stadium

  • August 23, 2023 00:49
    90+5’ Al Nassr takes the lead

    TALISCA!!! COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MAN! Yahya crossed it from the left flank and Talisca headed it past Naser without much fuss. Game on!

  • August 23, 2023 00:44


  • August 23, 2023 00:42

    WHAT A MOMENT! AL GHANNAM HEADS IT IN! Just minutes before the full time whistle Al Nassr pulls one back

  • August 23, 2023 00:40

    Mane progresses into the box, tries to play a cross but two defenders work in tandem and try to clear it but miscues it. Talisca goes for the volley but shoots it high

  • August 23, 2023 00:38

    Yahya is injured and is taken off the field. No substitution yet. Won’t be needing one as the man is back swiftly

  • August 23, 2023 00:34

    Into the final minutes of the game and looks like Ronaldo and his men will succumb to yet another defeat. Surely not the start that they would’ve hoped

  • August 23, 2023 00:32

    Mane at the edge of the box, chips one inside the box towards Ronaldo. The latter jumps but the ball travels higher than him and is deflected. Talisca collects it on the rebound and attempts to finish but fails to keep it on target. Hydration break taken

  • August 23, 2023 00:27

    Corner for Al Nassr. Ghareeb takes it. Sends in a searching cross that is cleared away for a throw in

  • August 23, 2023 00:23

    Ronaldo gestures towards the fans to increase their volume. Al Nassr would certainly need that since it is on its way towards a third straight defeat

  • August 23, 2023 00:22
    67’ Substitution for Al Nassr

    OUT: Al Amri IN: Mukhtar Ali

  • August 23, 2023 00:20
    65’ Substitution for Al Ahli

    OUT: Abdalla IN: Tariq

  • August 23, 2023 00:16

    WHAT AN EFFORT! Konan from the left flank sent in a powerful shot that crashed on to the crossbar. Would’ve been a spectacular goal!

  • August 23, 2023 00:14

    Freekick for Al Ahli. Ganiev’s long ranged effort blazes past the post and into the stands

  • August 23, 2023 00:12

    AL Ghannam picks Mane at the edge of the box. Mane takes it inside the box but trips after two defenders converge on him. He claims a penalty but nothing from the referee. Replay shows Planic clipping Mane’s legs but it’s too late now

  • August 23, 2023 00:10

    Talisca tries to find Ronaldo inside the box via a through ball but the ball goes agonisingly close to the latter. Goal kick for Al Ahli

  • August 23, 2023 00:09
    55’ Substitution for Al Nassr

    OUT: Al Sulayhim IN: Ghareeb

  • August 23, 2023 00:07

    Freekick for Al Nassr. Ronaldo takes it from a long way out and tries his luck but the ball is nowhere near the goal

  • August 23, 2023 00:06

    Alghassani’s error leads it an Al Nassr attack as Ronaldo collects the ball near the halfway line. He then finds Mane on the left. The latter tries to evade Abbas but is fouled.

  • August 23, 2023 00:05

    Alaqidi’s proactive run outside the box keeps Dabbur at bay but the forward was caught offside on the buildup

  • August 23, 2023 00:00


  • August 22, 2023 23:53
    Another Portuguese joins Ronaldo!

    Portugal midfielder Otavio has joined Al-Nassr from Portuguese side Porto, the Saudi Pro League club said on Tuesday. READ MORE

  • August 22, 2023 23:43
    Half time

    With that, the first 45 minutes come to an end. Ronaldo, runs towards the referee to protest and then proceeds to walk back gesturing and pushing the support staff.

  • August 22, 2023 23:40

    Al Khaibari plays a wonderful long ball towards an unmarked Mane. He dribbles inside the box but two defenders gang up on him. Mane picks Ronaldo on the left and he advances into the box but collides with Milivojevic. Claims a penalty, same reaction from the ref. One might call that harsh, considering Ronaldo was in a prime position to score.

  • August 22, 2023 23:37

    Corner for Al Nassr after Al Amri’s cross attempt is cleared away by Ganiev. Talisca gets the ball and crosses it to Ronaldo, who tries a bicycle kick but could not keep it on target. He claims for a handball but the referee is unmoved


  • August 22, 2023 23:34

    Free kick for Al Nassr. Brozovic takes it and sends in a curler but Alghassani jumps above everyone to clear it

  • August 22, 2023 23:31

    Brozovic links up to Mane on the left lane but the latter is caught offiside before anything happens

  • August 22, 2023 23:28

    Milivojevic floats in a tricky lofted ball that surprises Alaqidi. Would’ve been dangerous if it was within the range of Dabbur but the ball goes outside for a goal kick

  • August 22, 2023 23:25

    Game resumes. Yahya gets the ball near the halfway line, moves a bit into the opposition’s half and tries to chip it inside the box but is defended well. Ganiev snatches the ball on rebound and puts in a long ranged effort that is saved by Alaqidi

  • August 22, 2023 23:21

    Corner for Al Ahli. Milivojevic tries to head it in but the ball goes outside for a goal kick. Hydration break taken

  • August 22, 2023 23:19

    Ronaldo gets the ball from Konan and the former makes a run towards the box but falls down before the box with Sulaiman trying to stop him. Ronaldo asks for a foul but is turned down again by the referee. Replay shows that the defender was indeed clean

  • August 22, 2023 23:17

    Mane, from the middle, tries to find Konan on the left but the latter is marked to perfection by Abdalla and Milivojevic

  • August 22, 2023 23:14

    Ronaldo makes a mess out of a chance! The Al Nassr skipper got the ball inside the box, tried to get past a defender but loses control of the ball. Then tries to cross it to Mane but Abbas clears it away

  • August 22, 2023 23:10

    Free kick for Al Nassr and Brozovic takes it. Sends in a lofted ball towards Talisca but it is cleared away for a corner

  • August 22, 2023 23:09
    18’ Al Ahli equalises

    AL AHLI RESTORES PARITY QUICKLY. Dabbur decieves a couple of defenders inside the box to cross it to Yahya, who slots it in past Alaqidi!

  • August 22, 2023 23:06

    Brozovic causing all sorts of problems for Al Ahli. This time, he makes a dangerous run on the left before finding Mane near the box. The latter then flicks it to Ronaldo inside the box. But the Portuguese fails to get past two marking defenders

  • August 22, 2023 23:05

    Al Fatil makes an astounding sliding tackle to stop Abdalla from going into the final third. Would’ve become a tricky situation had the No.7 not stopped him

  • August 22, 2023 23:02
    11’ Talisca scores

    Corner for Al Nassr. Brozovic serves it in and serves it GOOD AS TALISCA HEADS IT IN TO GIVE AL NASSR THE LEAD! An inch perfect ball came inside the box, Talisca, out of nowhere ran towards the ball to head it past Naser

  • August 22, 2023 23:00

    Superb set of moves from Ronaldo as he evades a couple of defenders with his trademark dribble and finds Konan on the left. The skipper gets the ball back and progresses into the box but is blocked by two converging defenders. Ronaldo asks for a penalty but the referee thinks otherwise

  • August 22, 2023 22:59

    Brozovic from outside the box, floats in a searching lofted ball inside towards Al Amri but the ball travels faster than the latter anticipated. Easy save for Naser

  • August 22, 2023 22:57

    Konan and Ronaldo exchange short passes between them on the left flank, trying to form an attack but are stopped in their tracks by Abdalla

  • August 22, 2023 22:56

    Mane finds Talisca right at the edge if the box and the latter tries his luck from a long way out. Attempts to find the bottom left corner but Naser predicts it to perfection and saves it

  • August 22, 2023 22:54

    Al Ghassani breaks free of the final backline and runs towards the goal. It is just Alaqidi between him and a goal but the linesman blows his whistle. Offside

  • August 22, 2023 22:51

    Al Ahli will get the ball rolling and will play left to right

  • August 22, 2023 22:47
    Almost there

    Both the teams have lined up inside the tunnel and are ready to take the field. Ronaldo will lead Al Nassr

  • August 22, 2023 22:28

    This is the first time that these teams are meeting each other

  • August 22, 2023 22:12

    Al Nassr: Nawaf Alaqidi, Sultan Al Ghannam, Mohammed Al Fatil, Abdulah Al Amri, Cristiano Ronaldo, Abdulmajeed Al Sulayhim, Sadio Mane, Ghislain Konan, Marcelo Brozovic, Talisca

    Al Ahli: Majed Naser, Walid Abbas, Renan Victor, Bogdan Planic, Saeed Sulaiman, Azizjon Ganiev, Milivojevic, Harib Abdalla, Al Ghassani, Igor Jesus, Munas Dabbur

  • August 22, 2023 21:59

    Cristiano Ronaldo gets his first taste of Asian competition on Tuesday as Al-Nassr meets Shabab Al-Ahli of Dubai in a Champions League preliminary round playoff with the rest of the continent wondering if big-spending Saudi Arabian clubs can be stopped.

    Al-Nassr finished second in its domestic league last season but since signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in December, has added more stars this summer. Marcelo Brozkovic, Sadio Mane, Alex Telles and Seko Fofana have arrived from Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Lens respectively.

    The club has lost its first two games of the new Saudi Professional League season and Shabab Al-Ahli may be the champion of the United Arab Emirates but Al-Nassr is still seen as a strong favourite to progress to the group stage, especially as the single elimination game will take place at its Riyadh home.

    Read the full preview here

  • August 22, 2023 21:58
    Form guide (across competitions)

    Al Nassr: L-L-W-W-W

    Al Ahli: W-W-W-W

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