Ronaldo less Al Nassr End Saudi Season in Style With Comprehensive 3:0 Victory

Ronaldo less Al Nassr End Saudi Season in Style With Comprehensive 3:0 Victory

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 31, 2023 at 8:25 PM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's absence did not take a negative toll on Al-Nassr
  • Al-Nassr posted a comprehensive 3-0 win against Al Fateh on the final day of the Saudi Pro League
  • The Riyadh-based club finished in the second position behind Al Ittihad

Al-Nassr closed the 2022-23 season with a resounding three-nil win against Al Fateh, finishing in second position.

A brace from club top scorer Anderson Talisca and Mohammed Maran gave Dinko Jelicic's men a perfect send-off to a season they came so close yet so far from ending their five-year wait for the Saudi top flight.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, Al-Fateh
Anderson Talisca rose to the occasion in Ronaldo's absence. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN/Twitter
Source: Twitter

The build-up to the season finale was dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo's absence from the team's roster. However, Brazilian Anderson Talisca made sure the Portuguese's presence was not missed when he prodded home the game's opener after going past the goalkeeper just four minutes into the game.

Despite having the lion's share of ball possession, the visitors failed to find the much-need breakthrough their performance deserved. Ironically, it was Al Nassr who doubled their lead through Talisca six minutes after the hour mark, Sportstar reports

Shortly after, Mohammed Maran added misery to Al Fateh's woes when he scored the icing on the cake to cement their second position with 67 points, five points adrift table toppers Al Ittihad.

Elsewhere at the King Abdullah Stadium, newly-crowned Saudi champions Al Ittihad capped off a brilliant season with a 2-0 win against Al Ta'ee, thanks to Abderrazak Hamdallah and Helder Costa, according to Saudi Gazette.

Al-Nassr's title ambitions end

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr were left crestfallen as their quest to land the 2022-23 Saudi Pro League title ended after drawing with Al Etiffaq, with one game remaining.

Ronaldo's title ambition in the Gulf region at the first attempt came to a frustrating end, while Al Ittihad were crowned champions following their 3-0 success away to Al Feiha.

Ronaldo finds himself facing another trophyless season as Al-Nassr's failure to clinch the Saudi Pro League title this season extends the club's five-year wait for domestic glory.

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