Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr qualified for the Asian Champions’ League group stage after it got a physical issue time triumph against Shabab Al Ahli in Riyadh on Tuesday.
The Saudi Expert Association side dug out from a deficit to win 4-2 in the play-off at Mrsool Park, with Brazilian Anderson Talisca scoring two times and Croatia global Marcelo Brozovic adjusting the success. Nassr had been on the verge of leaving the competition.
The outcome implies Nassr, second place locally last season, moves into the gathering stage, which starts one month from now. Ronaldo, a five-time UEFA Champions Association victor, was making his presentation in Asian football’s top club rivalry subsequent to getting paperwork done for the Riyadh club last December.
Nassr opened the scoring on 11 minutes, when Taslica headed home a Brozovic corner. In any case, Yahya Al Ghassani evened out for UAE champions Shabab Al Ahli seven minutes after the fact, the winger opening the ball into the Nassr net after the Dubai side countered.
Ronaldo, 38, left the pitch at half-time plainly baffled and could been seen contending with the arbitrator. The Portuguese star, the Nassr chief, accepted he ought to have had two punishments in the main half.
Then, at that point, one moment after half-time, Al Ghassani hustled clear of the Nassr safeguard to flick the ball over Nawaf Al Aqidi and put Shabab Al Ahli in front.
In any case, Nassr adjusted with two minutes of ordinary time remaining, when full-back Ruler Al Ghannam’s header was redirected into his own objective by Walid Abbas.
Nassr’s rebound was finished five minutes into the distributed seven minutes of injury time, with Talisca gesturing home from short proximity. Minutes after the fact, as Shabab Al Ahli pursued the balancer, Ronaldo teed up Brozovic to penetrate his shot into the net and make safe the game.
Somewhere else in the west zone, UAE side Sharjah qualified for the competition legitimate with a 3-1 triumph away to Iran’s Farm truck FC, while Uzbekistan’s Navbahor Namangan crushed Al Wakrah of Qatar 1-0 after additional time.
In Tuesday’s other play-off, Uzbek side AGMK Olmaliq crushed Qatar’s Al Arabi 1-0.