Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made a winning start to his managerial career in Saudi Arabia as his team Al-Ettifaq beat Al-Nassr 2-1. Sadio Mane opened the scoring for Al-Nassr, but Jordan Henderson provided an assist for Robin Quaison to equalise. Moussa Dembele then scored the winner for Al-Ettifaq. Henderson had a solid debut, while Mane was the best player on the pitch. Gerrard showed passion on the sidelines and was delighted with his team's performance. Cristiano Ronaldo missed the game due to injury. Scottish player Jack Hendry also performed well.