Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa scored the match winner for Al Nassr as they beat rivals Al Shabab 1-0 in a Saudi Arabia Pro League encounter played on Friday, November 23.
The Super Eagles stand in captain showed no signs of tiredness as he led his team immediately after the international break.
He represented Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and the international friendly against the Cranes of Uganda.
Al Nassr vs Al Shabab
Musa was named in the starting line up for the encounter at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium by Hélder Marino Rodrigues as they needed a win to stay in touch with the top of the table.
The Nigerian striker who joined in the summer put the home side in front in the 35th minute when he curled a shot beyond the reach of the opposing goalkeeper.
Al Nassr were reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute when Petros was sent off and the away side pressed to equalise.
Al Shabab also had a defender Djamel Benlamri sent off in the 96th minute as Al Nassr held for for all three points.
The goal by Musa was the only of the game as both sides aimed to add find the net but could not breakthrough opposing defenses.
After the game Musa took to his official Instagram account to post a short video clip of his goal along with a caption, ”Important 3 points.”
The result took Musa and Al Nassr to 25 points from 10 games two points behind Al Hilal who have 27 points from nine games.
Musa and his teammates return to action when Al Nassr take on MC Alger in their second round clash of the Arab Champions League on Tuesday, November 27.