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Ronaldo goal Al Nassr Champions League edge New Mail Nigeria

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal helped Al Nassr beat Al Fayha 1-0 in the Asian Champions League, while other teams also had exciting matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his incredible skills once again, scoring his 21st goal of the season and his fourth in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday to lead Al Nassr to a 1-0 victory over Al Fayha in an all-Saudi last-16 tie. The game, which took place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, saw the 39-year-old Portuguese star initially struggle against a club sitting 14th in the Saudi Pro League. Al Fayha had been one of two teams in the domestic league to prevent Ronaldo from scoring, and it looked like that streak would continue for a third match.

However, in the 81st minute, Ronaldo made a remarkable play, volleying the ball into the net above the head of the advancing goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic following a quick 1-2 with Marcelo Brozovic. This moment of magic proved to be the decisive goal in the match. Ronaldo had earlier missed a much easier chance right on the stroke of half-time, but his weak attempt was saved by Stojkovic.

In other matches on Wednesday, Bangkok United scored a stoppage-time goal against Yokohama F Marinos to force a 2-2 draw, while FC Nasaf and Al Ain played out a goalless draw. South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors also had a strong showing, with a 2-0 win over Pohang Steelers at Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Jeonbuk's Brazilian forward Hernandes scored in the 17th minute, and Ahn Hyun-beom doubled the margin in the 64th.

Bangkok United's substitute Mahmoud Eid made a significant impact, scoring a header in the 92nd minute to help the Thai side bounce back from being 2-0 down. Nitipong Selanon had earlier reduced the deficit with three minutes remaining in the first half.

Overall, it was an eventful day in the Asian Champions League, with thrilling matches and standout performances from some of the world's top footballers.

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