Cristiano Ronaldo (37, Al Nasr) and Jang Hyeon-su (31, Al Hilal)’s final match was canceled.
Al Nasr faced Al Ittihad in the semi-finals of the Saudi Arabian Super Cup held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 27th (Korean time). Ronaldo started as captain of Al Nasr and played full-time.
Al Nasr gave up the opening goal to Homarinho in the 15th minute. In the 43rd minute, Abderajak Hamdallah ate an extra point and drew it 0-2. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Anderson Talisca scored a comeback goal to make it 1-2. However, in extra time in the second half, Al Shanqiti scored a key goal and lost 1-3.
On the same day, Jang Hyun-soo’s team, Al-Hilal, also played the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup. Opponent is Al Fayha. Jang Hyun-soo started as a central defender in a 4-3-3 formation and played full-time for 90 minutes. Al-Hilal scored the winning goal from Paulinho in the 21st minute and collapsed 0-1.
It is an unexpected surprise. Al Nasr and Al Hilal are teams that are ranked first and second respectively in the Saudi Professional League in the 2022-23 season. In terms of objective power comparison, it was highly likely that the two teams would advance to the final of the Saudi Super Cup. However, Al Nasr was caught by Al Ittihad, the third-placed team in the league, and Al-Hilal suffered a blow from Al-Faiha, the 13th-placed team. 메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, Ronaldo and Jang Hyun-soo competed side by side in a friendly match between the Al Nasr-Al-Hilal team and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) held on the 20th. The Al-Nasr-Al-Hilal combined team scored a total of 4 goals, including 2 goals by Ronaldo and 1 goal by Jang Hyun-soo, but lost to PSG 4-5.