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LIVE: Al Nassr vs Persepolis – AFC Champions League Group E football match

Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr FC host Iran’s Persepolis FC in the AFC Champions League Group E match at Al Awwal Park in Riyadh.
Kickoff is at 9pm (18:00 GMT).

Can Al Nassr follow Al Ittihad?
Speaking of Saudi clubs, current league champions Al Ittihad have progressed to the second round of the AFC Champions League with a win.

Can Al Nassr follow suit by avoiding defeat?

Ronaldo is down as play resumes
And here we go again after an unexpected first half.

What will the second bring? A goal for either side would make the dynamic very interesting.

Early cross from Mane but can’t find the head of Ronaldo, who goes down holding his left shoulder. On comes the physio in the opening seconds after the restart.

46 minutes: Al Nassr 0-0 Persepolis

Why did the Saudi sovereign fund take over the kingdom’s football clubs?
The Saudi Pro League, and Saudi football in general, has been abuzz this summer with plenty of business.

In addition to player signings, the big news was that of the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund’s takeover of a number of football clubs.

Overseen by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) took over four big domestic football clubs: Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad and Al Ahli. Read more.

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