Sports Desk : Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty against Al-Shorta gave Al-Nassr a historical victory to reach the Arab Cup final on Tuesday.
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Al Nassr's new signing Sadio Mane earned a spot-kick for his side after the Senegalese was brought down illegally inside the penalty box. After a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) check, the match official awarded Al Nassr a penalty and Ronaldo made no mistake in making full use of the opportunity.
Ronaldo's strike against Al Shorta marked his fourth consecutive goal in the Al Nassr jersey.
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With 64 per cent ball possession and 15 shots to their name, Al Nassr dominated their semi-final fixture thoroughly. The Riyadh-based side could have easily claimed a three-goal lead within 10 minutes of the game. But Al Shorta's Iraqi custodian Ahmed Basil made two crucial saves to keep his side alive in the contest.
Al Nassr coach Luis Castro said "I asked the club for another foreign centre-back, because we will compete in many competitions," Castro was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda at the post-match presser.
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