From the picture with his head down, shaking his head and biting his tongue with which he went to rest, to his fist raised and embraced by the entire bench, who jumped like a spring to literally and symbolically lift the Portuguese. The ‘7’, again captain and watchword of Al Nassr, had just completed the comeback with a goal with a certain retro aroma and which he celebrated with the ‘sajdah’ (prostration) kneeling and kissing the ground to the delight of the public.
He received in flight from Luiz Gustavo and placed the ball in the top corner. A great goal, the number 14 for Madeira since his arrival in the Saudi League, which restored faith in Riyadh. Despite the fact that he was on the canvas for 51 minutes, The options of Al Nassr and Cristiano to lift the championship are still alive, although with less intensity: Al Ittihad once again beat Al Batin, the bottom team, and maintains that three-point lead plus the goal average with two games to play.
At that moment, just consumed the interval, Ghareeb made it 2-2 with a gourmet goal with oriented control and a left-footed shot at the turn. Shortly before, the occasion was starred by Talisca, a rascal to intimidate in pressure and steal but out of tune in the one-on-one against Seung-Gyu Kim. The Brazilian, the team’s top scorer with 18 goals, had ignited the comeback on the eve of half-time, connecting with a left-footed shot at the first touch after Al Hassan’s side service.
Cristiano, proactive from the beginning, had put on his overalls to force the rival loss, in his own area. The Portuguese spiritually led the comeback of the team led by the Croatian Jelicic, who was unable to take control of the game from Éver Banega in the first half. The board of the Spanish Vicente Moreno, the Spanish coach of Al Shabab, prevailed from the start. From Santi Mina, another of the old acquaintances of the Santander League along with the Pole Gregorz Krychowiak, there was hardly any sports news except a brawl with the Al Nassr bench in which the Italian Daniele Orsato even threatened to show the red card.
Banega, with the tail of the genius who passed through Seville, also deposited the seed of the surprising initial 0-2 at the base of a play all star braided with combinations at the first touch and that he also albiceleste Guanca remotely directed the net with a millimeter left foot, away from Agustín Rossi’s gloves. Another Argentine. The game was going on between them, since Guanca himself, a globetrotter in this sport, had unsealed the match with a VAR penalty caused by Luiz Gustavo.
Between the introduction and the knot of the comeback, Cristiano offered flashes for the highlights like a heel strike or a header hitting the crossbar. The captain will once again be the burning nail for Al Nassr on the penultimate day. Another afternoon-night of Saudi transistors as it is on a unified schedule and in which Cristiano’s men will face Al Ettifaq, while Nuno Espírito Santo’s Al Ittihad, another with a past in LaLiga Santander, will do so with Al Wehda. Meanwhile, the prayers in Riyadh return to focus on a puncture for the leader, who will need another win to be champion.