Al Nassr’s race for a top spot finish received a boost, thanks to Ahmed Musa’s solitary strike against Al-Shabab in a Saudi Arabia Pro League matchday 10 home tie on Friday.
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The Super Eagles vice-captain, who starred the whole duration of the match, curled his effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box on the 35th minute – his fifth of the season – after a one-two with Brazilian striker, Giuliano.
The Knights held on to secure a win, despite Helder Cristovao tutored side finishing the last 25 minutes of the game with 10 men, following Petros dismissal.
Nassr are placed second on the table with 25 points – two behind leaders, Al-Hilal, who travel to Al Faisaly on Saturday.
Musa will be called to action on Wednesday, when Al Nassr travel with a 1-0 deficit to Algerian Ligue 1 side, Mouloudia Club for the 2018-2019 Arab Club Champions Cup, second round, return leg tie.