Al Nassr dominated possession for much of the match, but they were unable to create many clear-cut chances until the second half. Ronaldo had a chance to open the scoring in the 52nd minute, but his shot was saved by Al Shorta goalkeeper Ahmed Fadhil. Stats
Al Nassr were awarded a penalty in the 67th minute when Faisal Jasim Nafil Al Manaa brought down Mane inside the penalty area. Ronaldo stepped up to take the penalty and he coolly converted it to give Al Nassr the lead.
Al Shorta tried to push for an equaliser in the closing stages of the match, but they were unable to find a way through the Al Nassr defence. The Saudi Arabian side held on to their lead to secure a 1-0 victory and a place in the final.
This was Al Nassr’s second victory over Al Shorta in this year’s Arab Club Champions Cup. They also beat the Iraqi side 2-1 in the group stage. Al Nassr will now face Al Shabab in the final on August 17, 2023.
Al Nassr have a good record against Al Shabab in recent years. They have won three of their last four matches against the Saudi Arabian side. Al Nassr will be confident of winning the final and becoming the first Saudi Arabian club to win the Arab Club Champions Cup since 2000.
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- Possession: Al Nassr 64%, Al Shorta 36%
- Shots: Al Nassr 13, Al Shorta 5
- Shots on target: Al Nassr 5, Al Shorta 1
- Fouls committed: Al Nassr 11, Al Shorta 12
- Yellow cards: Al Nassr 1, Al Shorta 0
- Red cards: None
History between the two clubs:
This was the fourth meeting between Al Nassr and Al Shorta in the Arab Club Champions Cup. Al Nassr have won two of the previous matches, beating Al Shorta 2-1 in the group stage of this year’s competition and 2-0 in the 2018 final. The fourth match was a 1-1 draw in the group stage of the 2022 competition.
Al Nassr and Al Shorta have also met in the AFC Champions League on four occasions. Al Nassr have won two of the matches, beating Al Shorta 2-1 in the group stage of the 2015 competition and 1-0 in the group stage of the 2017 competition. Al Shorta won the other two matches, beating Al Nassr 2-1 in the group stage of the 2018 competition and 1-1 in the group stage of the 2022 competition.
Overall, Al Nassr have a good record against Al Shorta. They have won four of the six matches between the two clubs, with Al Shorta winning two matches.
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