February 24, 2024

A 0-0 attract Riyadh was sufficient for Al-Nassr to beat Iran’s Persepolis to make it by the Asian Champions League final 16.

Although Cristiano Ronaldo could not discover the again of the web towards Persepolis, a 0-0 draw was sufficient for Al-Nassr to progress within the Asian Champions League [Getty]

Al-Nassr booked their place within the knockout rounds of the Asian Champions League on Monday because the Saudi Professional League aspect claimed a 0-0 draw with Iran’s Persepolis regardless of enjoying many of the recreation in Riyadh with 10 males.

The purpose gained ensured Al-Nassr will end on high of Group E regardless of having one group recreation left to play and seeing Ali Lajami dismissed within the seventeenth minute for a reckless sort out on Milad Sarlak.

Solely the group winners are sure to progress to the final 16 however Persepolis may take one of many three greatest runners-up berths accessible within the subsequent section in the event that they defeat Qatar’s Al-Duhail of their remaining group recreation on Dec. 5.

Al-Duhail are already eradicated regardless of defeating Turkmenistan’s Istiklol 2-0 in Doha due to a pair of Michael Olunga headers.

Al-Sadd, in the meantime, pulled themselves again into rivalry for a spot within the final 16 with a 2-0 win over Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates in Group B by objectives from Gonzalo Plata and Baghdad Bounedjah.

Plato struck 9 minutes into the sport after Darwish Mohammed parried Akram Afif’s preliminary shot whereas Bounedjah headed within the second from a Pedro Miguel cross from the correct on the hour mark.

The win strikes Al-Sadd onto seven factors from 5 video games and, whereas it retains Bruno Pinheiro’s group in third place within the group, the previous champions are three factors behind new leaders Nasaf with one spherical remaining.

Nasaf went behind to a purpose from Reziq Bani Hani however Mateus, Zafarmurod Abdurakhmatov and Marko Stanojevic struck within the second half to defeat Jordan’s Al-Faisaly 3-1 in Qarshi and go high of the standings.

Sharjah are second on eight factors and will nonetheless advance with a win over Al-Faisaly on Dec. 4 whereas Al-Sadd might want to defeat Nasaf to have any likelihood of progressing.

In Group C, Iran’s Sepahan survived a pair of purple playing cards to defeat Air Pressure Membership from Iraq 1-0 in Tehran and keep two factors adrift of leaders Al-Ittihad from Saudi Arabia.

Farshad Ahmadzadeh gave Sepahan a fourth-minute lead however Mohammad Hosseinnezhad’s sending off within the forty third minute was adopted by a purple card for Hadi Mohammadi within the ninetieth minute.

Sepahan clung on throughout 10 minutes of stoppage time to take the three factors and now sit in second behind Al-Ittihad, who defeated Uzbekistan’s AGMK 2-1 due to a pair of first half objectives from Abderrazak Hamdallah. 

(Reuters)

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