Shabab Al-Ahly bid farewell to the AFC Champions League from the preliminary round stage, after losing to Al-Nasr Al-Saudi 2/4 in the match that took place between them on Tuesday evening, at Al-Awal Park Stadium in the capital, Al-Riya.
Al-Nasr advanced first through Talisca, “11”, then Shabab Al-Ahly responded with two goals through Yahya Al-Ghassani, “18 and 64”, then the Saudi team responded with three goals through each of Sultan Al-Ghanam, “88”, and Talisca, “90 + 5”. , and Brozovic “90 + 7”.
Shabab Al-Ahly presented a distinguished performance throughout the two halves of the match, despite the strong start that victory had in the beginning, which witnessed a threat to its own goal after only four minutes, from a Talisca shot, which was caught by goalkeeper Majed Nasser firmly.
But Talisca managed, on a second occasion, to reach the net of the Dubai Knights, taking advantage of a corner kick distributed by Brozovic, and he rose to it before the defenders and deposited it with his head to the right of Majed Nasser.
Shabab Al-Ahly showed a strong personality after the goal, and rushed offensively, so its player, Milivojevic, hit a ground shot from outside the box, which was caught by the victory goalkeeper.
Immediately after that, the UAE team was able to equalize after a distinguished individual effort by Moanes Dabour, who dodged two of the Al-Nasr defense, and distributed a ball on a plate of gold to his colleague Yahya Al-Ghassani, who turned it into the net.
Al-Ahly youth retreated to defend again amid multiple attempts by Cristiano Ronaldo, who demanded on more than one occasion a penalty kick, but Chinese referee Mang Fu indicated each time to resume play.
At the beginning of the second half, Yahya Al-Ghassani succeeded in snatching the Al-Nasr defense after passing the right-back, Sultan Al-Ghanam, and was alone in the goal to put the ball over goalkeeper Nawaf Al-Aqidi the moment he went out to meet him.
Al-Nasr tried to advance after the goal and pressed with all its lines in order to equalize, and almost achieved its goal with a cross distributed by the left-back Konan, to deceive goalkeeper Majed Nasser and fall behind him, but the left post was present and blocked the game “62”.
Two minutes before the end, Al-Nasr snatched the equalizing goal through Sultan Al-Ghanam, after a ball hit the head of defender Walid Abbas, and Majed Nasser’s attempts to counter it failed.
And Talisca snatched the winning goal for Al-Nassr in stoppage time, taking advantage of the repeated gap between the two hearts of the defense and diverting Conan’s cross with his head into the goal.
And the decline of Al-Ahly youth continued, and it received a fourth goal through Brozovic, from a shot that settled to the left of Majed Nasser.
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