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Al-Ain defeat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in Asian Champions League

Al-Ain defeat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in Asian Champi

Al-Ain defeated Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in the Asian Champions League on Monday night as both sides clashed in the epic encounter.

Both teams fancied their chances to win the match, especially the visitors who had Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.

The home side made the most of the match in the contest. Despite the chances both sides created, the goal was hard to come by.

Al-Ain forward opened the scoring in the 44th minute of the first half as his teammate Kaku put him through on goal.

Soufiane Rahimi scored after he rounded up the Al Nassr goalkeeper before slotting the ball into an empty net.

It finished 1-0 in favour of the home side at the half-time break. After the restart, the visitors Al-Nassr had chances to equalize following a mistake from the Al-Ain defence.

Otavio and Ronaldo failed to capitalize as the latter’s shot from close range was well saved by the Al-Ain goalkeeper for a corner.

Things went from bad to worse for Al-Nassr as defender Aymeric Laporte was sent off in the dying minute following a pullback offence in the box.

It ended 1-0 in favour of the home side Al-Ain ahead of the return leg clash in the Asian Champions League.

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