The 1-1 draw at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd made Al Nassr 5 points behind Al Ittihad while the season only had one round left. The Saudi Pro League championship and the ticket to the AFC Champions League officially belonged to Al Ittihad. Meanwhile, Al Nassr definitely won the runner-up when they are 8 points ahead of Al Hilal.
Away from home, Al Nassr entered the game with determination but let the opponent concede the first goal after a moment of neglect of the defense. Youssouf Niakate comfortably penetrated the penalty area, received a cross from a teammate and then finished, opening the score in the 43rd minute.
In the second half, Al Nassr had no choice but to attack. 53 minutes, the effort of the capital team was rewarded with an equalizer after a stretch shot into the top corner of the goal of Luiz Gustavo.
Ronaldo and his teammates had more than 30 minutes to find more goals, but all they could do was Gustavo’s VAR denied goal in the 79th minute.
The final whistle sounded when Ronaldo bowed. In the match at the same time, Al Ittihad engulfed Al Feiha 3-0 to get the first Saudi Arabia championship after 14 years of waiting. On the CR7 side, he had the second consecutive season without a title.
Tuan Nguyen | 05:25 May 28, 2023