Former Portugal player Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Al-Nassr has won their maiden Arab Club Champions title, beating Al-Hilal in the final. Also, this is Al-Nassr’s first title across different Arabian tournaments. Not to forget, the team lost the summit clash of the Saudi Pro League last season. Meanwhile, talking about the Club Champions Cup, teams from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. participate in the tournament.
Talking about Ronaldo, he scored six goals in the tournament. Meanwhile, in this game, the eventual winners had only 10 players on the pitch. Star-studded line-up consisting of Sadio Mane, Seko Fofana Marcelo Brozovic, etc were denied scoring opportunities by Hilal’s goalie Mohammed Alowais. For the first 51 minutes, both teams remained goalless. However, Hilal’s Malcom assisted and Michael got the team in front. The latter even produced the Ronaldo goal celebration.
In the 74th minute, Portugal and Nassr skipper scored an equalizer. This goal led to the game being extended into extra time (30 minutes). In the second half, Abdulelah Al-Amri was sent off and couldn’t participate in the game. In the first 15 minutes of the extra time, Ronaldo took the team in the lead and eventually, won the game 2-1, lifting their maiden title.
This is how Twitter reacted
Fofana to Cristiano Ronaldo after full-time:
"I told you, I told you." ❤️pic.twitter.com/T73aQa7JTa
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) August 13, 2023
— Zubair Shakeel Wani (@ZubiTalks) August 13, 2023
He suffered the loss of a child.
His daughter's illness.
They humiliated him at his club.
His country betrayed him.
The press had no mercy.
It won't be the most important trophy in the world, but once again it rose and overcame the odds.
Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro 🐐 pic.twitter.com/sxR5reSh3P
— Akın (@ProudFede) August 13, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo now becomes the only player in history to score in every stage of the tournament 🤯🐐 pic.twitter.com/4aHWAEC23Q
— Guinness World Records (@timesofball) August 12, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo receiving all the love on his Instagram post. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fIVNuOOeSd
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) August 12, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a brace in the final game!
— Anthony Imakuh (@AImakuh) August 12, 2023
— Balen Shah (parody) (@balenshahh) August 12, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo was tearing Europe apart at 36.
We weren't in the MLS pic.twitter.com/RGzv8GvBcV
— Preeti (@MadridPreeti) August 12, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo has officially scored the most goals in finals ever (17).
Another record broken 🐐 pic.twitter.com/pvY5T5b3qA
— Kushagra 1970 (@KushagraPSG) August 12, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest IG post likes… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/21honudFcF
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) August 13, 2023