‘How is this not a foul?’ Ronaldo is furious… Team ‘wins on penalties’ ACL final

Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) scored a furious brace as Al Nasr progressed to the knockout stages of the (AFC) Champions League (ACL).바카라

Al Nasr came from behind to beat Al Ahli (UAE) 4-2 in the 2023-2024 ACL Playoffs (PO) at KSU Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 22 December.

The result sees Al Nasr advance to the knockout stages of the ACL.

It was a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Trailing 1-2 at half-time, Al Nasr pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory after Sultan Al Ghannam equalised in the 43rd minute, followed by a late Talisca winner in stoppage time and a Marcelo Brozovic consolation.

Ronaldo, who played up front alongside Sadio Mane and Talisca, did not have much to do with the game, apart from picking up an assist just before the break. In the eighth minute, he was brought down by two defenders as he rushed into the box, but no penalty was awarded. Ronaldo was furious. In the 45th minute, his bicycle kick hit the arm of an opponent, but again, no penalty was awarded. Again, he was furious.

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[Photo] ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

In first-half stoppage time, Ronaldo collided with an opposing defender and went down, but again, same result. The referee didn’t award a penalty, but Al Nasr went on to win the game, with Ronaldo and others on their toes.

After dominating the UEFA Champions League (UCL), Ronaldo has now moved on to the ACL, Asia’s most prestigious club competition.

The ACL, which will be held as the Chinese New Year this season, kicks off its group stage on 18 January. The final, which pits teams from West and East Asia against each other, will be held in May next year on a home-and-home basis.

In the K League, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Ulsan Hyundai, Pohang Steelers, and play-off favourites Incheon United will be in contention for the title.

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