Moroccan Soufiane Rahimi scored a goal shortly before the end of the first half. The return match in Saudi Arabia will take place in Riyadh next week.

Ronaldo was suspended for a league match after making a gesture that was perceived as obscene. Videos circulating online showed the 39-year-old apparently gesturing towards opposition fans and making movements with his hands in the lumbar area following his side’s 3-2 win over Al Shabab. First, he briefly put his hand to his ear. In the video, shouts of “Messi” can be heard from the stands. Argentinean Lionel Messi is Ronaldo’s long-time rival, especially when it comes to individual achievement awards.
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