Former Gor- Mahia forward Michael Olunga was on target but Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the second-half as Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr beat Al-Duhail of Qatar 4-3 in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.
Al-Nassr has nine points from three games in Group E, three clear of Persepolis after the Iranian team defeated Tajikistan’s Istiklol 2-0. Ronaldo’s backheel set up Anderson Talisca for the opening goal and Sadio Mane doubled the lead before halftime. The Portugal star’s left-footed curler from outside the area made it 3-0 before the hour mark.
Al-Duhail pulled two goals back thanks to Ismaeel Mohammed and Almoez Ali. Ronaldo intervened once more with nine minutes remaining as he volleyed a deep cross into the net, and Al-Nassr hung on after Olunga’s strike made it 4-3.
On Monday Al-Hilal routed Mumbai City 6-0. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a hat trick for the four-time champion to put Al-Hilal atop Group D with seven points from three games. In the absence of the injured Karim Benzema, a last-minute goal from Abderrazak Hamdallah gave Saudi Arabian champion Al-Ittihad a 1-0 win over Al Quwa Al Jawiya of Iraq.
Al-Ittihad is two points clear of Iranian team Sepahan, which won 3-1 in Uzbekistan against AGMK, in Group C.