In the final match of the Arab Cup, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and Al Nasr defeated the compatriot club Al Hilal by a margin of 2-1 to become the title champion. That is history. This is the first time the Saudi club has won the title in this tournament.
The match held at the King Fahad Stadium was full of excitement. No one spoke with concessions in this star-studded match. From the beginning of the match, both teams started playing attacking football. Al Nasr took a total of 29 shots in the whole match. On the other hand, Al Hilal took a total of 24 shots. However, no goals came in the first half.
However, at the beginning of the second half, the goal was met. Al Hilal took the lead in the 51st minute of the match. Michael celebrated in Ronaldo’s style by scoring a wonderful header in front of the corner flag. Seeing that, the Portuguese star had to keep quiet.
Lagging behind, Al Nasr were desperate to get back on level terms. But in the midst of this, Al Nasr is in great danger. In the 70th minute, Al Amri saw a red card for fouling Malcolm. Just eight minutes later, Nawaf Bousal was shown a red card for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Still, Al Nasr did not give up. Ronaldo himself became the savior of the 74th team. This star footballer, who is famous for CR Seven, equalized the team by scoring a goal. After that, neither team could score any more goals until the last minute of the scheduled time. The game ended with a 1-1 draw.
Ronaldo then scored his second goal in the 98th minute of extra time. This time, the former Real Madrid star headed the ball into the net in a return attempt when the long-range shot of the teammate was stuck in the post. Al-Nasr left the field with the victory after keeping this goal for the rest of the time.