Al Nassr defeated Persepolis 2-0 in the AFC Champions League Group E clash on Tuesday at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

The visitors took the lead in the 25th minute through a penalty kick from Cristiano Ronaldo. The penalty was awarded after Ronaldo was fouled in the box by Persepolis defender Jalal Hosseini.

Al Nassr doubled their lead in the 55th minute through a goal from Talisca. The Brazilian midfielder finished off a quick counter-attack with a powerful strike from inside the box.

Persepolis tried to get back into the game, but they were unable to find the back of the net.

The victory was a vital one for Al Nassr, who moved up to second in the Group E table. The defeat was a setback for Persepolis, who remained in third place.

The performances

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show for Al Nassr. The Portuguese forward scored a goal and was a constant threat to the Persepolis defense.

Talisca was also good. The Brazilian midfielder scored a goal and was involved in several other attacking moves.

Sultan Al Ghannam was also good. The Saudi Arabian full-back was solid defensively and he also provided some good attacking threat.

The impact of the victory

The victory for Al Nassr is a vital one. It showed that they are one of the best teams in Group E.

The defeat for Persepolis is a setback. However, they are still a good team. They will need to learn from their mistakes and improve their performance if they want to qualify for the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League.

The reaction

The game was met with mixed reactions from fans and pundits alike. Some were impressed by the performance of Al Nassr, while others were disappointed with the performance of Persepolis.

Many people are now predicting that Al Nassr will be one of the contenders to win the AFC Champions League this season. They have a strong team with a lot of experience.

Persepolis will need to bounce back from this defeat if they want to qualify for the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League. They have a lot of talent, but they need to play more consistently.

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