Al Nassr Knocked Out Of Saudi Super Cup As Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Cristiano Ronaldo is still waiting for his first Al Nassr goal after his new team were beaten by Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup on Thursday.
Ronaldo had made his debut for Al Nassr in a 1-0 win over Ettifaq four days earlier.
That result saw Al Nassr go top of the Saudi Pro League, two places above Al-Ittihad.
But Al-Ittihad, managed by former Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo, were much better than Ronaldo and Co in the first half of Thursday's Saudi Super Cup semi-final.
Brazilian Romarinho fired Al-Ittihad in front on the quarter-hour mark.
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Morocco striker Abderrazak Hamdallah then headed home to make it 2-0 in the 43rd minute, moments after Ronaldo had missed an opportunity to equalize at the other end.
Talisca gave Al Nassr hope with a sweet left-footed strike midway through the second half.
But Al-Ittihad secured victory in added time when Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti finished off a counter-attack.
Al-Ittihad will now play Al-Fayha in the Saudi Super Cup final on Sunday.
Al-Fayha, last season's King Cup winners, beat reigning national champions Al-Hilal 1-0 in Thursday's other semi-final.
Cristiano Ronaldo pictured during the Saudi Super Cup semi-final between Al Nassr and Al-Ittihad
Saudi Sports Company SSC