Al Nassr for the first time since 1995, reach the semifinals
The Al Nassr team of Cristiano Ronaldo will compete in the 2023 Arab Club Champions Cup against Al-Shorta FC of Baghdad.
Al Nassr secured a place in the 2023 Cup semifinal with a 3-1 victory over Raja Casablanca. Since 1995, the Saudi Club has not advanced past the quarterfinal round of the competition.
Second place in their respective groups was achieved by both teams. Al Nassr started the competition with a scoreless tie. With two victories and two ties, they remain unbeaten. In four 2023 Arab Club Champions Cup games, the Saudi team has scored eight goals and given up three.
Al-Shorta has three victories, one defeat, and one tie in the competition. They have six goals scored and four goals allowed. The group defeated AL Sadd 4-2 in their most recent game to go to the semifinal.
Both teams aim to advance to the Arab Club Champions Cup final. The other semifinal features a match between Al-Hilal and Al Shabab Riyadh.
Al Nassr’s victory in this game might lead to an all-Saudi final. Additionally, Cristiano Ronaldo will want to increase the number of awards in his overall trophy collection. One of the top football players in the world, the Portuguese international is driven to win the Arab Club Champions Cup.
Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, 2023, at Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in Abha, Saudi Arabia, at 03:30 PM (GMT); 8:30 PM (IST).
Form Al-Shorta (in every contest): W-L-D-W-W
Al Nassr (in every contest): W-D-W-D-D
Athletes to Watch
Farhan Ahmed (Al-Shorta)
In the quarterfinal round, Ahmed Farhan recorded the competition’s first goal. The attacker, who has 11 goals in the previous season, will try to go behind the defense on the left.
Cristiano Ronaldo, (Al Nassr)
In the tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored three goals, and he’ll be aiming for more in the semifinal. The USA has fallen under Lionel Messi’s spell. In this game, Ronaldo will also try to provide something for his supporters to applaud.
Facts about the Al-Shorta vs. Al Nassr matchup
- In 1982, Al-Shorta won the inaugural Arab Club Champions Cup.
- In their last three games, Al Nassr have failed to record a clean sheet.
- Al Nassr hopes to reach the championship game for the first time
Team and injury news
Such injuries are not known to have occurred. Both sides want to have a potent lineup.