Michael Olunga on Target vs Al Nassr As Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Twice in AFC Champions League

Michael Olunga on Target vs Al Nassr As Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Twice in AFC Champions League

Martin Moses
updated at October 25, 2023 at 11:12 AM
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  • Michael Olunga was among the goals when he faced Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr
  • The Harambee Stars captain was in action for Al-Duhail against the Saudi Arabia giants in the AFC Champions League
  • The game ended 4-3 in favour of Al-Nassr, with Ronaldo scoring twice

Michael Olunga found the back of the net with a beautifully crafted goal during Al-Duhail's clash against Al-Nassr in the AFC Champions League on October 24.

His goal was, however, a mere consolation as his side fell to a 4-3 defeat to the Cristiano Ronaldo-led side at the Al Awal Park Stadium.

Michael Olunga, Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo, AFC Champions League
Michael Olunga celebrates after scoring against Al-Nassr in the AFC Champions League on October 24. Photo by Fayez Nureldine.
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Ronaldo scored twice, with Sadio Mane and Anderson Talisca scoring the other goals to ensure Al-Nassr maintained their perfect start to the group stage campaign.

Olunga's side were desperate for maximum points, having already lost once and drawn once in their first two games. Coached by former PSG Head Coach Christophe Galtier, they started the game strongly with the Kenyan striker, combining with Philliphe Coutinho and Almoez Ali.

It was Al-Nassr who got the first breakthrough, however, after a wonderful flick from Ronaldo allowed Talisca to open the scoring. Mane then scored in the second half, which was quickly followed by a stunning finesse shot from Ronaldo with his weaker foot from outside the box.

Al-Duhail, however, responded with two quickfire goals of their own through Ismaeel Mohammad and Ali before Ronaldo added a fourth goal for Al-Nassr.

Olunga's goal vs Al-Nassr

Five minutes from time, Ali nicked the ball from the Al-Nassr defence and found Olunga with acres of space to bring the game back to a difference of one, as shown in the AFC Champions League highlights reel.

The Qataris failed to find another goal to allow Al-Nassr to move to 9 points on the standings, three behind Persepolis, who beat Istiqlol 2-0 earlier in the day.

Mane shares moment with Al-Nassr fans

Sports Brief also reported that Senegal forward Sadio Mane shared a humbling moment with young fans of Al-Nassr as he left the car park at the end of a rigorous training session.

The 31-year-old and his teammates have been preparing for the Asian Champions League game against Al Duhail on Tuesday night.

Mane is expected to start for the Knights of Najd as the Saudi Arabian giants eye a third straight win in the group stage of the competition.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)