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  • Ahmed Saleh

Al-Nassr staged a thrilling comeback, winning 3-1 against Istiklol in Riyadh

RIYADH — In a thrilling AFC Champions League Group E clash, Al-Nassr orchestrated a remarkable comeback against Istiklol, ultimately securing a 3-1 triumph in Riyadh. This dramatic victory featured standout performances from Cristiano Ronaldo and Anderson Talisca, who both found the back of the net.

The match initially saw Istiklol taking the lead with Senin Sebai's goal in the 44th minute, prompting Al-Nassr to intensify their efforts in pursuit of an equalizer.

Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his prowess with a cleverly executed finish in the 66th minute, leveling the score. Talisca, the former Guangzhou Evergrande striker, emerged as the hero of the match, sealing the win with two well-placed goals.

Despite Al-Nassr's dominance in controlling the tempo of the game, Istiklol's well-drilled defense posed significant challenges. However, Al-Nassr's foreign imports ultimately turned the tide in their favor.

Under the guidance of coach Luis Castro, Al-Nassr displayed admirable resilience and determination, overcoming Istiklol's initial lead to secure a crucial three points in this AFC Champions League encounter.

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