Al Nassr came from behind to defeat FC Istiklol 3-1 in their opening Group E match of the AFC Champions League on Monday night.

The Tajik side took the lead in the 44th minute through Senin Sebai's strike, but Al Nassr equalized in the 51st minute through Cristiano Ronaldo's header.

Anderson Talisca then gave Al Nassr the lead in the 63rd minute with a long-range strike, and he added his second goal of the game in the 75th minute to seal the victory.

Analysis

Al Nassr were the better team in the second half and deserved their victory. The Saudi Arabian side created a number of chances and were clinical in front of goal.

FC Istiklol defended well in the first half, but they were unable to maintain their concentration in the second half. The Tajik side also conceded some soft goals.

Conclusion

Al Nassr came from behind to defeat FC Istiklol 3-1 in their opening Group E match of the AFC Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo and Anderson Talisca scored the goals for Al Nassr. The Saudi Arabian side were the better team in the second half and deserved their victory.

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