Nassr's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (center) runs past Ittihad's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Henrique (left) during the Saudi Super Cup semifinal soccer match between Al Ittihad and Al Nassr at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh on Jan 26, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr was knocked of the Saudi Super Cup on Thursday after a 3-1 semifinal loss to Al Ittihad in Riyadh.
The 37-year-old Portugal international, five-times Ballon D'Or winner, had a couple of chances to score but was well shackled by the Al Ittihad defense for most of the match.
Anderson Talisca's goal for Al Nassr in the 67th minute was not enough to turn around the deficit from two first-half goals for Al Ittihad from Romarinho and Abderrazak Hamdallah.
Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti added the third three minutes into stoppage time.
Al Nassr next travel to Al Fateh in the Saudi Pro League on Feb 3.
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