Al-Nassr advance to AFC Champions League quarterfinal

Al-Nassr players celebrate after winning the AFC Champions League round of 16 second leg match against the UAE's Al-Wahda. (AFP)
Updated 13 August 2019

Al-Nassr advance to AFC Champions League quarterfinal

  • Giuliano Victor scored two times for Al-Nassr to a 3-2 victory over Al-Wahda

JEDDAH: Attacking midfielder Giuliano Victor scored two times to power Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr to a 3-2 victory over Al-Wahda of the UAE in the second leg of their round of 16 match in the AFC Champions League at the Al-Nahyan stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The Riyadh-based Al-Nassr advanced 4-3 on aggregate and will face the winner of the all-Qatari clash between Al-Sadd and Al-Duhail on Tuesday night in the quarterfinal. The other second leg round of 16 match Tuesday pits all-Saudi sides Al-Hilal and Al-Ahli.

Mohamed Burgosh put the host team first on the scoresheet with a goal in the 27th minute. 

Forwrad Abdurazak Hamdallah opened the account for Nassr with an equalizing goal in the 41st minute before Victor staked the visitors to a 2-1 lead two minutes after the halftime break. Victor then made it 3-1 for Nassr by scoring again in the 62nd minute before Wahda’s Sebastian Tagliabue narrowed the gap to 3-2 with a strike in the 80th minute.


Floyd Mayweather posts video about heading to Saudi Arabia for talks on Manny Pacquiao rematch

Updated 19 August 2019

Floyd Mayweather posts video about heading to Saudi Arabia for talks on Manny Pacquiao rematch

  • Mayweather, the undefeated 50-0 fighter, beat Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2015
  • Mayweather's last two fights saw him in a bout against MMA champion Conor McGregor in August 2017 and rookie Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

LONDON: Floyd Mayweather released a video on Sunday saying he was traveling to Saudi Arabia for talks on a rematch with Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather, the undefeated 50-0 fighter, beat Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2015 and it looks like the Kingdom could host the second bout between the two.

In the video, Mayweather said: “It’s an honor to come to Saudi Arabia to sit down with you guys to talk about the Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch. Saudi Arabia — Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather — I’m on my way.”
Mayweather's last two fights saw him in a bout against MMA champion Conor McGregor in August 2017 and rookie Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve, the latter not counting toward his professional record.
There has been no official announcement from Saudi authorities.