In a big match from the 20th round of the Saudi Premier League, Al-Ittihad, led by Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo, received Al-Nasr and defeated Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting line-up, with a goal to one. It was scored by Romarinho (80) and rose to first place, a point behind the CR7 team.
After a balanced first half, with Cristiano Ronaldo appearing sparsely, the second phase changed completely, largely due to the departure, in the first half, due to injury, despite the victory, midfield coach, Luiz Gustavo, former midfielder -35- Brazilian international The year-old whose career high was the three seasons with Bayern Munich, between 2010 and 2013.
Al-Nassr blamed the absence of the playmaker a lot, and Al-Ittihad took control of the match, creating danger, and, of course, after successive threats, the Brazilian Romarinho scored 1-0 in the 80th minute.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo (90′ + 3) was still close to scoring the equalizer and avoiding defeat (the first Portuguese in the tournament), but a wonderful shot by the Portuguese striker was blocked by an imperial defense by Brazilian Marcelo Grohe, the Al-Ittihad goalkeeper.
Watch the goal:
– Sport TV (SPORTTVPortugal) March 9, 2023
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