Sports desk: Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar of Al-Nasr, is getting wet by the frenzy of the fans by stepping on the soil of Iran. After that, their Asian Champions League has also started colorfully with victory. After a deadlock in the first half, Ronaldo's Al-Nasr got two goals in the second half.
Which gave Al-Nasr a taste of their defeat on the ground of Persepolis. Although the audience did not get a chance to see Ronaldo or the opposing footballers on the field. The match was played without Persepolis fans due to a one-match ban.
The two teams met at Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Tuesday (September 19) night. While the hosts did not get supporters even in their own field, Persepolis became a team of 10 after the break. Earlier in 2021, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) banned the club's supporters for one match. Which is effective in tomorrow's match.
Just 7 minutes after the break, Persepolis midfielder Milad Sarlak left the field after seeing the red card after trampling the Portuguese star with his boot. Al-Nasr took full advantage of it. Before this, neither team saw a goal in the first half. However, the main star Ronaldo did not get a goal in the match. Defender Mohammed Kasem scored a goal for Nasr, the other goal came from Persepolis's own contribution.
In the 63rd minute, Marcelo Brozovic was blocked in the penalty area of the D-box, but Abdulrahman Gharib got the ball. Then the ball from him took a Croatian cutback shot and the Persepolis footballer touched the ball into the net. Then Al-Nasr got the second goal in the 72nd minute. Mohammad Kashem scored this goal with a shot taken from a corner position. Through which Nasr started the Asian Champions League with victory.
Afterwards, the Saudi Arabian club's star forward Sadio Mane said, 'It was a very good match, although the first half was a bit difficult for both teams. Both teams fought in the second half as well. We got the goal after creating two chances and we definitely deserve this win.'
After the win, Ronaldo wrote on his official Twitter account, 'Today's (tomorrow) win is great. Special thanks to the supporters and all the people of Iran who made our visit worthwhile. A truly heart-warming welcome.