Cristiano Ronaldo In Tears As Al-Nassr Crash Out Of AFC Champions League [Video]

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Cristiano Ronaldo was down to tears as Al-Nassr were dumped of the Asian Champions League by Al-Ain, MySportDab reports.

Al-Nassr needed an emphatic victory of not less than a two-goal score margin to qualify for the next round of the competition, having settled for a 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture.

Playing in front of the their home fans, a shocking series of blunders saw the Saudi side stumble in the first half.

Two minutes before the half-hour Rahimi fired Al-Ain into the lead against the run of play.

At the stroke of half-time, Rahimi was on target again for his brace to extend the lead for the away side.

Going down by two goals, Al-Nassr were in disarray as they had to score four goals pass Al-Ain to secure aggregate victory and progress to the next round of the competition.

Ghareeb did restore some semblance of hope for the home side after he scored at the stroke of the first half to reduce the deficit.

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In the 51st minute, Eisa’s own goal saw the home side restore parity to make it 2-2 and boost hopes of a possible comeback.

In the 72nd minute, Al-Nassr’s AFC Champions League semi-final dreams was fully intact as former Manchester United defender Alex Telles scored to make it 3-2.

Telles’ goal saw the two sides settle for a 4-4 aggregate draw and the game was dragged into extra time.

In the 103rd minute, Al Shamsi gave Al-Nassr their worst scare as he scored to give the away side an edge.

Two minutes before the end of extra-time, Cristiano Ronaldo converted a spot kick to restore parity again and drag the game into penalties.

Brozovic, Telles, and Octavio missed all their spot kicks as Al-Ain won 3-1 in the shoot-outs to scrape through to the semifinals of the competition.

Cristiano Ronaldo was heartbroken after the loss. In a footage shared at the end of this post, the footballing icon broke down in tears as Al-Nassr crashed out of the competition.

Despite a brilliant individual campaign for Al-Nassr, Ronaldo’s chances of winning silverware with the club this season is very slim.


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