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Silverware on hold as Al Nassr fall in Saudi Super Cup semi-final

The Portuguese tasted defeat for the first time with Al Nassr as they fell 3-1 to Nuno’s Al Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup.

Primer revés para Cristiano en Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo’s quest for silverware in Saudi Arabia will have to wait after his Al Nassr side fell in the Saudi Super Cup final as they went down 3-1 to Al Ittihad.

Ronaldo played the entire match on Thursday, coming close to an equaliser in the first half when he headed straight at Al Ittihad goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe.

Al Ittihad compounded his frustrations by racing down the other end to make it 2-0, though Talisca pulled one back for Al Nassr after the break.

Ronaldo drilled a free-kick just over prior to Talisca’s strike, yet despite piling on the pressure, Al Nassr were opened up again late on, with Al Shanqiti sealing Al Ittihad’s progression.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Al Nassr
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Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Al NassrAnadolu AgencyGetty

It means Ronaldo’s wait for a first official goal in Saudi Arabia will stretch into a third match.