Neymar, Benzema and even Ronaldo to the mound… ACL is ‘Feast of the Stars’
Al-Nasr passed the ACL playoffs… ‘Contest of World Class Stars’
‘Neymar, Benzema, Ronaldo, Koulibaly, Kante… . Is the ACL stage right?’
The stage of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Champions League (ACL) final stage is based on Saudi Arabia’s enormous ‘oil money’,
is a competition for ‘current’ world-class players comparable to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).
Transformed into a splendid Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia), played by Cristiano Ronaldo,
played 4-4 in the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League Playoff (PO) against Shabab Al-Hli (United Arab Emirates) held
at the Al-Wal Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 23rd (Korean time). won by 2 바카라사이트
With this, Al Nasr secured the right to advance to the AFC Champions League finals, and superstar Ronaldo,
who had only played in UEFA club competitions, stepped on the ACL stage for the first time in his life.
As Al-Nasr passed the PO, the Saudi League won all 4 ACL entries (3+1) assigned by the AFC.
Accordingly, in the Saudi league, Al-Hilal (regular league championship in the 2021-2022 season, cup championship in the 2022-2023 season),
Al-Itihad (regular league championship in the 2022-2023 season), Alphahah (cup championship in the 2021-2022 season),
Al Nasr (passed by PO) will be on the stage of the ACL finals.
Al-Nasr scored the opening goal against Shabab Al-Ahly in the 11th minute of the first half,
but scored an equalizer seven minutes later and finished the first half 1-1.
Ronaldo dug into the left side of the penalty area in the 8th minute of the first half,
but was blocked by the ‘sandwich marks’ of two opposing defenders and fell, but the referee’s penalty kick whistle was not blown.
In the 45th minute of the first half, Ronaldo’s wonderful scissor kick
from the left side of the penalty area seemed to hit the defender’s hand, but the foul whistle was not blown.
Ronaldo broke through from the left side of the penalty area in the first half of extra time,
collided with a defender and fell, but the game continued as it was.
Al Nasr was dragged away after conceding a goal in the first minute of the second half, but then scored three goals and succeeded in reversing the game 4-2.
Ronaldo also assisted Al Nasr’s fourth goal in extra time in the second half.
As Al-Nasr won the ticket to the finals, this season’s ACL
will have a large number of world-class star players who have only been seen on the UEFA Champions League stage.
From Ronaldo, who lifted the champion trophy five times on the UCL stage,
to Karim Benzema (Al-Ittihad), Europe’s best striker who won the 2022 Ballon d’Or award, and Neymar (Al-Hilal), a ‘world star’ that does not require an explanation,
ACL stage took the first step in It’s not just these.
Kalidou Koulibaly, a defender who played an active role in Naples (Italy) and Chelsea (England), and Ruben Neves (above Al-Hilal),
a defensive midfielder of the Portuguese national team, are also expected to contribute to the Asian stage.
In addition, Fabinho, an ‘all-around defensive resource’
who played an active role in Liverpool (England) for five seasons, and N’Golo Kante, a veteran midfielder with thick bones at Chelsea,
are also ready to meet Asian fans wearing Al Ittihad uniforms this summer.